Almond seedlings are young green twigs at first before then becoming purple when exposed to sunlight and growing to become deciduous trees. Almond is characterized by a hard shell. The edible portion – the nut is exposed when it is cracked.
- Almond (Prunus amygdalus) grows best in Mediterranean climates which is arid and hot and can still survive in a mild winter climate
- The plant requires a lot of water due to its best growing climatic condition–hot and arid
- Almond seedlings are usually 126 – 152 cm tall and grow up to 4-10m as matured fruiting trees.
- Almond is a good source of quality and quantifiable protein in which regular consumption will help to lower the risk of heart disease by lowering blood levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
- Almond has a high proportion of antioxidants which will help to protect oxidative stress or damage—mostly leading to ageing.
- Almonds are high in Vitamin E.
- Almonds may help to regulate blood sugar in the body.
- Almond nuts are low in carbohydrates and high in fibre and protein which is great for the body digestion and composition.
- Almond is known to lower blood cholesterol—LDL is known as bad cholesterol and is dangerous for the heart when accumulated.
- Almonds are recommended for weight loss. Almond satisfy the stomach when consumed and thus, regulate the consumption of food.
- As a result of substances like Catechin, Quercetin, Kaempferol, Almonds when consumed, improve and give healthy skin.
Other nutrients that can be found in almonds are Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamins, Fiber.