Almond, Whole Smoked
1 lb bag $8.60
5 lb bag $43.00
25 lb case $215.00
Smoked almonds are one of those rare snack treats, gladdening the palate without crashing the diet. Like most nuts, they’re packed with protein, so that just a handful makes the tummy feel happily full. At the same time, they’re low in carbs – the ideal snack for folks on the increasingly popular keto diet.
What else do you get with that satisfying crunch and that delicately smoky, salty and slightly (naturally) sweet flavor? A boatload of health benefits. Packed with antioxidants like Vitamin E, almonds help protect cells against oxidative stress, the villain that triggers premature skin aging, systemic inflammation and numerous diseases, including cancer.
The high magnesium levels in almonds can lower blood pressure, while other heart-healthy properties include the reduction of “bad” cholesterol, without affecting “good” high-density blood lipids. The magnesium in almonds – as well as such other trace minerals as phosphorus – also offers protection for bones and teeth.
In India, ancient practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine valued almonds for keeping the brain healthy and reducing memory loss in the elderly. Almonds became a staple of the Asian diet 6,000 years ago. From Asia, traders traveling the ancient Silk Road introduced the almond tree to the Mediterranean. In the 19th century, the tree found its way to California, currently the world’s top producer of almonds.
Almond trees grow no more than 30 feet in height and begin bearing an economically viable amount of fruit by their third year. Technically, almond trees are fruit trees, closely related to the peach. Unlike the peach, the edible portion is the seed inside the fruit, not the meat.
Whether you’re a wholesale or individual shopper, you’ll find what you need at Mount Hope Wholesale. Our smoked almonds are available in full cases, as well as in 1 and 5 pound bags. If you’re after a snackable almond without the smoke, try our whole roasted and salted variety.