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What are almonds? About the ingredient almonds. Including 1,774 recipes with almonds, 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.

whole almonds

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.

sliced almonds

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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, ground (95g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 549Calories from Fat 432
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 48.1g 74%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 18%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18.8g 6%
Dietary Fiber 11g 45%
Sugars 4.6
Protein 20.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 24% Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Almonds are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Almonds are a member of the Nut and Seed Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do almonds weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, ground 95
1 cup, sliced 92
1 cup, slivered 108
1 cup, whole 143
1 oz (23 whole kernels) 28
1 almond 1

In Chinese:杏仁
British (UK) term: Almonds
en français:amandes
en español:almendras

Recipes using almonds

There are 1782 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Almond and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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