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Almond – an ideal product in cooking

In the world of cooking, some ingredients stand out for their versatility, nutritional value and subtle flavors. Among them, a special place is occupied by almonds, which have a centuries-old history and still capture the hearts of gourmets. In addition to the pleasant taste, this very important nut also has a positive effect on health.

Why are almonds good for your health?

Almonds contain a large amount of proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, fiber and minerals.

Through healthy fats, almonds provide prevention of heart related diseases. Almonds contain a large amount of antioxidants, reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood and improve the work of the cardiovascular system.

Although almonds are high-calorie nuts, they are often recommended by nutritionists during weight correction. The combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats in almonds provides a long-lasting feeling of fullness, which reduces the intake of extra calories during the day.

You will often find almonds in the diet of a person with diabetes, because this product regulates blood sugar levels.

Almonds contain vitamin E, making them ideal for brain and skin health. On the one hand, almonds improve cognitive abilities, and on the other hand, they make the skin smoother and healthier.

Almonds are the best source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Because of this, almonds play an important role in maintaining healthy bones and reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis.

The high fiber content of almonds has a positive effect on the digestive system.

Almonds in cooking

Due to the useful properties and endless possibilities mentioned in the blog, almonds are one of the favorite products of cooks. Various healthy products are obtained from almond processing, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular in the modern world. For example, almond flour is an ideal gluten-free option, almond butter gives dishes a creamy texture and makes them more nutritious, marzipan made with almonds conquers the whole world with its taste qualities, and almond milk, unlike animal milk, does not contain lactose and has amazing flavors.

In order to include almonds in your diet in a variety of ways, we offer several simple recipes:

How to prepare almond milk?

To prepare almond milk, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 4 cups of water
  • Any sweetener (honey, maple syrup or dates)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • A pinch of salt

preparing rules:

  1. Soak almonds in water for 6-8 hours;
  2. Drain the almonds well and wash them in running water;
  3. Blend wet almonds with 4 cups of water until the mixture becomes white and transparent;
  4. With the help of cheesecloth or a sieve, strain the milk well.
  5. If desired, you can add honey, maple syrup or dates to the almond milk, and for flavor – vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Mix well and store in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

 

How to prepare almond cake?

To prepare almond cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 egg white
  • Almond flakes on top (optional)

preparing rules:

  1. Mix well the almond flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Add almond extract and egg white, mix until you get a thick dough;
  2. Make small balls from the dough, flatten them with your hands and place them on the prepared baking sheet. You can also arrange almond slices on top;
  3. Bake the biscuits for 10-12 minutes at 175°C;
  4. Almond cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

 

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