Almond – the super-food
The almond is a large fruit that grows in many areas of Israel, comprised almost entirely of local varieties, the product of Israeli breeding and research, and of excellent flavor, size and quality.
The predominant variety in Israel is the Umm al-Fahm, (or 'Hassan', after the name of the breeder). The fruit (seed) is specially large, with a soft and light‑colored shell, and has a delicate and rich flavor.
A small serving of almonds contains a variety of nutritional elements that constitute an excellent source of vitamins and minerals (including vitamin E and magnesium).
Almonds are the most fiber rich of all nuts and seeds.
The daily recommended allowance is a handful of almonds (30 grams), which contains 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 3.5 grams of dietary fiber, vitamin E and 20% of the daily recommended allowance of magnesium.
Almonds can also be incorporated in the course of the day, as part of a meal or in-between meals.