Almond Nut Meat
Cost: 4 oz. container $200 and 8 oz. container $400
Genesis 1:29: “And God said, “see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food."
DECEMBER 19TH, 2012
Health benefits of Almonds
- Almond nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals; the kind of well-balanced food ensure protection against diseases and cancers.
- These nuts are rich source of energy and nutrients. They are especially, rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids that help to lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increase HDL or "good cholesterol." Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
- The nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 25 g per100 g (about 170% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
- Almonds are free in gluten and therefore, are a popular ingredient in the preparation of gluten free food formulas. Such formula preparations are in fact healthy alternatives in people with wheat food allergy and celiac disease.
- These nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins functions as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism.
- They are also rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
- The sweet almond oil is obtained from the nuts is an excellent emollient; helps to keep skin well protected from dryness. It has also been used in cooking, and as “carrier or base oil” in traditional medicines in aromatherapy, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.
Just a hand full of these nuts a day provides enough recommended levels of minerals, vitamins, and protein. Besides, almond oil extracted from the nuts has been used in as base or carrier oil in medicine, aromatherapy and in pharmaceuticals.
ALMOND NUT MEAT
- 2 cups soaked raw almonds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds (optional)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 onion
- 2 stalk of scallion
- 2 table spoon cold pressed coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 3 table spoon turmeric
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp mixed spices
- 1 tsp chopped sweet pepper
- Dash onion powder & garlic powder
½ tsp thyme leaf
For Mexican style nut meat:
- Cumin, chili powder, cayenne, coriander, paprika, cilantro, lime.
For Italian style nut meat:
- Sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, marjoram, sun dried tomatoes.
- For Mexican style nut meat:
In your food processor, grind almonds, sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds until no large chunks are visible. Next you're going to pulse in the garlic, onion, scallion, salt, pepper, and additional spices. Add walnuts and blend until a coarse crumb like consistency is reached. You can eat your nut meat right away, or let it sit in the fridge for a while to let the flavor develop. Nut meat should keep in the fridge for around four or five days. Enjoy it in nachos, tacos, chilies, pastas, lasagnas, wraps, carrot sticks, celery sticks, or anywhere you would usually use meat!
|Almond nut meat served with a fresh vegetable salad|
Wrap the Almond Nut meat in Cabbage Leaves for a “Raw Taco”
|Put the Almond Nut meat in Romaine Lettuce Boats|
|Mango (or pineapple), sweet pepper and corn combined with the almond nut meat|
The information given here is for educational purposes only. It is meant to be used as a guide towards health and does not replace the evaluation by and advice of a qualified licensed health care professional. For detailed interpretation of your health and specific conditions, consult with your physician.