What are almonds? About the cooking ingredient almonds. Including 1892 recipes, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.
Almonds can be found in a variety of different forms. Natural almonds are the whole nuts with their skins intact. Blanched almonds are the whole nuts with their skin removed.
Slivered almonds which are usually blanched are cut into narrow sticks, julienned so to speak.
Sliced almonds are available as natural with skins (which look prettier with their ring of brown skin) and as blanched.
Roasting almonds deepens their flavor and is advisable in most use in recipes. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and roast at 300 degrees F (140C) until just beginning to brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Be careful, using a higher temperature to try to speed up the process can easily burn them! If you can't keep an eye on them, use 250 degrees F (120C) to be on the safe side. Steady and slow is the way to go.
Almond meal also called almond flour in some recipes is finely ground almonds. You can make your own almond flour by grinding whole natu
Alternatively chop the almonds roughly and place them into your food processor and process until the desired consistency is reached. The only drawback is the noise and the lack of fluffy texture.ral or blanched almonds on the fine blade of a food grinder. This will achieve the same fluffy texture as store bought almond meal.
While the almond is often eaten on its own, raw or toasted, it is also a component of various dishes. It, along with other nuts, is often sprinkled over desserts, particularly sundaes and other ice cream based dishes. They are also used to make almond butter, a spread similar to peanut butter, popular with peanut allergy sufferers and for its less salty taste.
Almonds contain approximately 49% oils, of which 62% is monounsaturated oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 24% is linoleic acid (a polyunsaturated omega-6 essential fatty acid), and 6% is palmitic acid (a saturated fatty acid).
The oil is good for application to the skin as an emollient, and has been traditionally used by massage therapists to lubricate the skin during a massage session. It is a mild, lightweight oil that can be used as a substitute for olive oil.
Almonds are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Almonds are a member of the Nut and Seed Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 cup, ground||95|
|1 cup, sliced||92|
|1 cup, slivered||108|
|1 cup, whole||143|
|1 oz (23 whole kernels)||28|
|British (UK) term:||Almonds|
There are 1892 recipes that contain this ingredient.
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