Imports hit almond
produced in Afghanistan are popular around the world for their high quality, taste and organic nature but massive importations of low quality almonds
from abroad have hit the prices of Afghan almonds
in the local dry fruits markets, according to traders, farmers and officials interviewed by Killid.
with regard to health scares, and the result in some instances has been a move to non-soymilk alternatives, including those made with ingredients such as rice, hemp, oats and coconut, as well as almonds
and other nuts.
are those we eat, and bitter almonds
, while inedible, are used to make almond
oil which is used to flavor foods and liquors.
In the early years, almonds
were strictly a holiday treat.
story began 6,000 years ago, when early travelers in the Mediterranean region discovered sweet almonds
growing wild on rocky mountainsides.
Though both Tnono and Nonpareil almonds
have their strong points, the ideal almond
would have the best traits of each.
fulfill the majority of the world's commercial needs and come in three varieties: hard (thick) shells, softshells and delicate papershells.
It appears that the fat found in whole almonds
is not as quickly absorbed by the body as that found in almond
oil or sunflower oil, which researchers attributed to the plant cell walls found in the whole almond
nut Researchers believe that the plant cell wails found m almonds
act as a physical barrier and hinder the rate and release of the lipid during digestion.
Catering to consumers' increased demand for almonds
, the Almond
Board of California is launching a new Web site this month:
The nutritional benefits of almonds
include cholesterol lowering effects and protection against diabetes.
Consumers rank almonds
as the most essential nut and the top nut they choose most to eat on an ongoing basis, according to the Almond
Board of California"s 2009 Consumer Attitudes, Awareness and Usage of California Almonds
, an independent survey of North American consumers.
A new study conducted by the Institute of Food Research (IFR) has established that finely ground almonds
have potential prebiotic properties that, in addition to their dietary fibre function, can stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria such as bifidobacteria that improve the intestinal microbial balance.