• Almonds
    September 3, 2015

    Almond” also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. Within the genus Prunus, it is classified with the “peach” in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated shell (endocarp) surrounding the seed.

    The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed (which is not a true nut) inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. They are sold shelled (i.e., after the shells are removed), or unshelled (i.e., with the shells still attached). Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the seedcoat, which is then removed to reveal the white embryo.

    Almonds

    Almond

    English NameAlmonds
    Telugu NameGavadabilla
    Hindi NameBadama
    Content/100gEnergy- 2,408 kJ (576 kcal)
    Carbohydrate-21.69 gm
    Vitamins
    Vitamin A equiv.
    Beta-carotene
    Lutein zeaxanthin
    Vitamin A
    Thiamine (B1)
    Riboflavin (B2)
    Niacin (B3)
    Pantothenic acid (B5)
    Vitamin B6
    Folate (B9)
    Choline
    Vitamin E
    Vitamin K
    Metals- Calcium
    Iron
    Magnesium
    Manganese
    Phosphorus
    Potassium
    Sodium
    Zinc
    Health BenefitAlmonds are used to manage respiratory disorders and constipation. Recurrent cardiac disorders can be controlled by consuming almonds daily.

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