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Why You’ll Love Organic Raw Almonds
Crazy about your health? Go nuts with Woodstock Organic Raw Almonds. Not only do they make a convenient, satiating snack on the go, but they’re also a great, crunchy topper and versatile ingredient for a wide range of meat, veggie, and dessert dishes.
True, almonds are high in fat, but it’s the good kind of monounsaturated fats your body needs. Almonds are also rich in essential nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, and vitamin E, all of which attack high cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Enjoy them whole, sliced, or crushed and sprinkled on top of your favorite dish for a triple play of crunch, flavor, and nutrition rarely found in one food.
Nutrition and health benefits of almonds
Seemingly small and simple, almonds are actually full of complex nutrients that do your body a world of good. Each quarter cup serving size has a good amount of protein and dietary fiber that will keep you feeling full, calcium that creates strong bones, and iron that helps ensure blood is delivered efficiently throughout the body. Here are other important nutrients in each 7.5 oz. bag that also boast incredible health benefits:
- Monounsaturated fats: While almonds seem like they have a lot of calories and fat, most all of it comes from good-for-you unsaturated fats. These are the same types of health-promoting compounds that are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol and a decreased risk for heart disease.
- Vitamin E: This potent antioxidant protects cells against free radicals that can cause serious damage, leading to diseases like heart disease and cancer. The antioxidants in vitamin E don’t just boost your internal health, however; they also give you glowing skin.
- Magnesium: An essential mineral for energy production and healthy bones and teeth. It’s also known for being anti-inflammatory, meaning it can actually help reduce the risk of diseases related to inflammation, such as cardiovascular disease and arthritis.
- Potassium: An important electrolyte involved in nerve transmission and the contraction of all muscles, including the heart. As such, potassium is another mineral that is essential for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.
Suggested serving size of Woodstock Organic Raw Almonds
Almonds always make a great snack. With loads of fiber and protein, they keep you feeling full throughout the day and away from the trans fat and high-fructose corn syrup junk hiding in the pantry. They also provide an abundance of nutrients that support heart health. However, it’s always important to vary the types of food you eat and remember that almonds alone shouldn't be a substitute for a healthy, well-proportioned meal.
Almonds and other nuts can be easy to overindulge in, especially when eating them by the handfuls, but you’ll want to aim for a quarter-cup serving, which yields about 170 calories and 16 grams of fat (25 percent of the daily recommended value).
However, this varies with each person's individual weight and exercise routine. If you want ideas for ways to add almonds into your diet, below are a few healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that incorporate the nuts for added flavor and texture. Many call for almond milk and almond butter, which you can easily make at home.
How to make almond milk at home
Non-dairy eaters and almond enthusiasts, here’s how to whip up almond milk at home using Woodstock Organic Raw Almonds. Follow this classic almond milk recipe, that soaks almonds overnight and then blends them with filtered water before straining and soaking out excess liquid. You can also add Medjool dates into the blender if you want some extra sweetness. Store for up to five days, and use with smoothies, cereals, and other recipes that call for milk. Added bonus: Your skin will be dewy and radiant thanks to almond’s extra vitamin E.
How to make almond butter at home
Why settle for ordinary, pre-made nut butters when you can opt for this extraordinary, sweet maple almond butter? Just follow this recipe that calls for heart-healthy seeds, which lend texture and extra nutritional oomph. Maple syrup also gives the spread a touch of delicate sweetness.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes using almonds
This gluten-free quinoa porridge topped with almonds, almond butter, almond milk, ghee, and raspberry jam will rev up your mornings and keep your tummy happy until lunchtime.
To make the sweet, crunchy breakfast staple grain-free, swap out the oats for a mixture of coconut flakes, nuts, and seeds. Chocolate lovers, there’s even cacao powder and nibs to sweeten the deal.
This is clean eating at its finest. Green beans and almonds are a classic combination, but never have they worked better together than in this simple, verdant soup. Here, a cup of almond flour adds a delectable dairy-free creaminess.
Almond hummus is the perfect protein pick-me-up between meals. For a new take on the traditional dip, swap out chickpeas for almonds that have been soaked in water overnight. Don't worry about it tasting too much like almond butter—olive oil, tahini, garlic, and fresh sage add plenty of savory flavor.
This easy roasted chicken recipe juxtaposes sweet cinnamon, raisins, and currants with spicy cumin and savory almonds, bringing a taste of Morocco to your kitchen. Plus, it all comes together with less than 10 minutes of prep—perfect for weeknight dinners.
More about Woodstock Foods
Twenty-five years ago Woodstock started selling natural and organic foods, driven by a belief that good foods come from simple ingredients produced by trusted sources. Woodstock has grown a lot since launching their first nut butter. Today, they’re more than 250 products strong, including favorites like organic pumpkin seeds, yogurt almonds, pineapple rings, and goji berries. More than 70 percent of their products are domestically sourced and 75 percent are USDA Organic certified. As well, Woodstock has more than 145 products that are non-GMO Project Verified, with plenty more delicious nuts, fruits, and more on the horizon.
Reviews For Organic Raw Almonds
Based on 20 Reviews
Almonds are good
I use almonds primarily to make almond milk. These were as good as any I have ever had.
Tastes like almonds
They look and tastes like almonds.
Great and clean
I love raw almonds. This is a big size and great quality
Good Quality and Fresh
I am happy with this purchase, I eat a lot of almonds and these are really good, the packaging is nice with the resealable top and they are still nice and fresh in the cupboard after opening them.
Since watching the film "More Than Honey" and seeing what a challenge California almond growers are posing to our little pollinator, I buy very few almond products. When I do I look for ORGANIC and these almonds are my one constant. They are fabulous and make a good snack when I'm working 24/7.
much larger almonds than I can normally find in the organic section...scrumptious too
I always buy these because they really taste great and so good for you.
These have great flavor. I eat them throughout the day for a snack and quick pick me up.
A little on the pricey side, but they are organic. I use them to make almond milk at home that tastes better than store bought. Fresh and tasty.
Always fresh and delicious.
Okay so one of my pet peeves is buying raw nuts and they are stale before I even open the bag. Not these ones!! These were the freshest raw
Almonds I have ever bought. The price is great and i enjoyed them (still
Fresh) down to the last serving. Perfect for making your own trail mix :-) I like to combine almonds, cacao nibs, Dang coconut chips, and a variety of dried fruit- highly recommend it!
I struggle with portion control!!
These are simply delicious!
- Sharon Woodard
Organic Raw Almonds
I had raw almonds before, but they were a bit too hard and plain. These taste amazing. Fresh and not was tough as some of the other ones. And I love that they are organic.
En joyed these
Since joining Thrive I have been buying these and other Woodstock nuts. I find them good quality.
These make a great snack to maintain a good protein intake. I eat a handful in between meals to help me from feeling like I'm on an empty stomach.
This brand covers a large range of health values, which is great for almost any diet. For my personal preference, I wouldn't mind a little bit of salt once in a while.
Great All-Purpose Almonds!
I bought these almonds because of the price! They were much cheaper than I found locally and on other sites. I eat them raw and sometime chop them up as a topping.
I wish that the almonds were flavored slightly. Maybe a little salt or a little glaze. Either way, great almonds that are Certified Organic and ready to eat!
- Ric Stokes
Pretty Dang Good!
Fresh, faint flavor and organic! Yum. Would have liked it to taste a bit more almond-y, but they are tasty enough that I'm ordering more right now!
Almonds were very good. I use them for everything.
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