Many of us have seen almond seeds, and we know that they are healthy and costly foods. Farmers get these seeds from the almond nuts by cracking them.
This seed comes from the Almond tree that is the native of the North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.
The almond fruit is a drupe with an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed. This hard shell is something that we referred to as nuts earlier.
There is a process called shelling the almonds. It is the process by which manufacturers get the seeds.
Almond is popularly known as badam, and they are sold both as badam nuts and as badam seeds.
Even, there is a white portion of the seed called as a white embryo. For removing the seed coat, you should soak the seeds in hot water for some time.
Many people, who are conscious of their weight, have the fear to take almond. The reason is that the fat in almonds is rich. Yes, this is true; a 100-gram serving of almond has a total fat of 49 grams.
This fat includes monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and also saturated fats. However, there is no trans-fat in badam.
In addition to fat, raw almonds are rich in dietary fibre, magnesium, and protein content as well. So, advantages of almond consumption are plenty.
In general, individuals, who wish to gain weight, should take three almonds seeds per day to get the necessary calories and energy.
An almond plant grows into an almond tree in the best manner. It happens when the farmers plant them in the Mediterranean climates with wet winters, mild and dry summers and warm days.
California almonds have a high demand across the world.