Description of Almond
Almond is one of the popular dried fruits due to its taste. It can be used as a healthy snack. The Iranian almond is technically the seed of the fruit of the almond tree which is oval in shape, and buttery in taste. As is one of the most popular nuts, almond is not only well known in modern times but throughout history.There are three forms of the almond plant, one producing sweet almonds, and the others producing bitter and Mamra almonds respectively. Sweet almonds are the type that is eaten and most almond related products utilize the sweet variety. Bitter almonds contain trace amounts of lethal acid that is used as flavoring agent. Mamra almond is also a type of almond which is distinguished by its very unique texture and appearance.
There are Three types of Almonds:
- Mamra Sweet Kernel (from 90 to 150 pieces per 100 gr)
- Brown Sweet
- Golden Sweet
- Light Brown Sweet
- Almond Slice
- Whole Blanched
3. In shell
- Paper Skin
Almonds are nutritional powerhouses and contain calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, and many vitamins and minerals. The nutritional value of almonds 100 grams of almond kernels contains about 600 calories in composed of 54% fat, 20% carbohydrates and 19% protein.
Uses of Almond:
Sweet Almonds are used in candies, baked products and confectioneries, while bitter almonds are used for medical purpose and in the manufacturer of perfume.