February 16 is National Almond Day. According to the California Almond Board, almonds are one of the most nutrient-dense tree nuts you can get your hands on. Almonds are packed with vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, protein, calcium and fiber.
How much fiber? A one ounce serving – approximately 23 almonds – has 3.5 grams of dietary fiber, along with 163 calories, 16 grams of protein and 14 grams of fat – 13 of which are unsaturated (the “good” fats).
Almonds make a great snack: combine a piece of fresh fruit with a 1-oz serving of almonds for an 7 or 8-gram of fiber, 250-calorie mid-day pick-me-up.
Not sure if you can keep yourself to just 23 almonds? Check out these perfectly portioned almond tins, great for calorie controlled snacking on the go – available here.