Nuts to you – Abstracts – Brief Article
Recent studies have shown compelling evidence that nuts, and almonds in particular, provide important health-promoting benefits. An excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin E, almonds are also rich in magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron, as well as folic acid. Almonds also contain phytochemicals, a class of nutrients that are thought to play a role in prevention of major chronic diseases. Food technologists also rely on almonds to add texture and “crunch” to savory and sweet products, as well as distinctive and appealing taste. Consumers perceive almonds as a quality added value in foods, both for taste and for health. Almond Board of California, 209-549-8262, www.AlmondsAreIn.com
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