Almonds are the peanuts of the 21st century and as you try to work out the kinks of your grocery cart wheels you may be amazed at how many of the products you pass down the grocery aisle are made with this fragrantly delicious nut. Just think about this for a moment; Almond milk, flour, pasta, butter, oil and meal (flour ground with the almond skins). So, what’s behind the fascination with almonds aside from their deliciousness?
Well, it’s also about the health. Nutrition experts love the heart health of this nut which contains calcium, vitamin B, vitamin E, magnesium and fiber—five vitamins and minerals that will keep you young and full of energy.
So, with all the hoopla about almonds, you better believe that this little jewel of flavor has a few interesting facts bouncing around the web for us to relay to you. Here are eight of our favorites.
More fun facts about almonds...
Now this recipe is inspired by an Italian friend whose grandmother would make halved figs topped with goat cheese, an almond and then drizzled with honey. Sounds delish! But, we here at Toastilla, couldn’t help by try to put our own touch on this seemingly “old country” recipe. We exchanged the goat cheese with cream cheese for personal preference and since figs are usually a seasonal fruit—June to October—there are a couple fruity alternatives.
This is a great recipe if you are looking for a quick appetizer, or a little energy boost in the middle of the day. But, of course, it can be eaten anytime you want, you know…because it’s a Toastilla family recipe!