Almonds are a tasty alternative to sweet or salty snacks, with a delicious built-in crunch. For this reason, smaller portions of almonds satisfy your snack cravings more efficiently than less-nutritious foods.
Almonds contain 15 essential nutrients, and when compared gram for gram, almonds are the tree nut highest in protein (6g/30g serving), fibre (3.7g/30g serving), calcium (79mg/30g serving), vitamin E (7.9mg/30g serving), riboflavin (0.3mg/30g serving), and niacin (1mg/30g serving).
Almonds are high in alpha-tocopherol vitamin E, an antioxidant nutrient that may help neutralize damaging free radicals in the body. A 28-30-gram portion of almonds provides 65% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).
Almonds are high in magnesium (21%RDA/30g serving), potassium (10% RDA/30g serving), and phosphorus (21% RDA/30g serving), and a source of iron (8% RDA/30g serving).