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Nuts, Almonds

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About This Food

Description

Almonds have reached "superfood" status. And for good reason. Not only do they rank a perfect zero on the glycemic index, but a one ounce serving provides 19% of the RDA for magnesium and 24% of the RDA for vitamin E.  

With 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of sugar per serving, almonds are a perfect food for weight loss and blood sugar control.

But that's not all. Almonds are heart healthy too, thanks to monounsaturated fat and beta-sitosterol, both of which that help to lower LDL levels. 

Glycemic Index=0
Glycemic Load=0
Antioxidant Score (
ORAC)=4,454

Selecting & Storing

Buy almonds in sealed packages when possible. If you choose to buy them in bulk, smell the almonds to be sure that they're fresh and sweet--beware of any musty or rancid odor. Because almonds have a high fat content they are susceptible to spoilage. Store in a tightly covered jar or a zip-seal plastic bag.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminE
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Copper
  • Riboflavin
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)almonds:6 kcal calories

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Calories: 161

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1689 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
13.84 g
Saturated Fat
1.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat
8.65 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
3.38 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
2 g
ALA
2 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
6.07 g
Net Carbohydrate
2.65 g
Sugars
1.09 g
Fiber
3.42 g
Protein
5.94 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0.28 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
7.34 IU
24%
Vitamin B6
0.04 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
14 mcg
4%
Niacin
0.95 mg
5%
Riboflavin
0.28 mg
16%
Thiamin
0.06 mg
4%
Choline
14.59 mg
3%
Minerals
Calcium
73.92 mg
7%
Copper
0.28 mg
14%
Iron
1.04 mg
6%
Magnesium
75.04 mg
19%
Manganese
0.64 mg
32%
Phosphorous
135.52 mg
14%
Potassium
197.4 mg
6%
Selenium
0.7 mcg
1%
Sodium
0.28 mg
0%
Zinc
0.86 mg
6%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0.28 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0.28 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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