Almond, Whole Natural
1 lb bag $6.55
5 lb bag $32.75
50 lb case $327.50
Whole Natural Almonds
Like many “nuts” (walnuts, pecans & pistachios for example), almonds are actually drupes, or seeds within a fruit coating. The shells are used as a fuel source or sold to farmers for livestock bedding.
Eating almonds with their skin provides even more health benefits. Scientists have identified 20 flavonoids which likely improve heart health, particularly important for seniors.
The almond is mentioned in the bible several times, referred to as “among the best of fruits,” and is native to what was then Mesopotamia. It was first discovered in a wide area spanning the heart of the ancient world from the Eastern Mediterranean coast to Northern India.
Gingerbread Spiced Almonds
These taste just like a gingerbread cookie, and they’re super-simple to make. Just a few minutes of active time, and you’ve got yourself a huge batch that can be divided up, portioned out, and packaged to give as gifts.
- 6 cups whole almonds
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.
Place all the recipe ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 90 minutes, stirring every half hour.
Cool completely, then transfer to mason jars or cello bags.
Recipe courtesy of baking a moment