I’ll admit it – I’m an almond junkie. As a kid, I think it was chocolate bars with almonds in them that got me hooked initially. Now I’m addicted to the True Nut Company’s Maple-Roasted Almonds, available in six perfectly blended varieties – Original, Cinnamon, Coconut, Ginger, Basil, and Cayenne.
My customers ask me which one is my personal favorite. Made with just the right combination of pure maple sugar, sea salt, and all-natural flavorings, they’re all so good that I have to say every one of them is my top choice.
And the fact that True Nut Almonds are roasted without any fats, chemicals, or preservatives makes them even more irresistible. Here’s a little background information about this nutritional powerhouse…
Botanically speaking, the almond is a stone fruit related to cherries, plums, and peaches. But unlike these fleshed fruit varieties, the almond’s edible “pearl” is the delicious nut found inside the fruit.
Originally believed to be native to China, the earliest varieties were brought to the Middle East, Greece, and Turkey by traders. Before long, almond trees flourished in the Mediterranean region. They were first brought to California in the 1700s by the Franciscans. Today, the Golden State is the only place in North America where almonds are grown commercially. More than 450,000 acres in the lush San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys are under almond cultivation.
California’s almond yield has quadrupled over the past three decades to keep up with the growth in domestic and international demand. One charming squirrel, Trueman R. Nutsworth, is doing his part to promote his company’s Maple-Roasted Almonds as a delicious super food. Consider these NUT-ritonal facts about almonds…
Just one ounce contains 12 percent of your daily allowance of protein and 35 percent of your daily allowance of vitamin – the antioxidant with so many cancer-fighting qualities. And most of the fat inherent in almonds is monounsaturated, the “good” fat. This little nut is also loaded with minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc – calcium and folic acid are packed in there, too!
When you add up all the health benefits, it’s no wonder that so many people go nuts for almonds, especially Trueman’s Maple-Roasted varieties.