Remove The Skin Of Your Almonds

Cadrene Heslop

Americans love their almonds.

The love is so intense; demand for almonds is greater than peanuts.

A consumer survey found that 111.74 million Americans consumed almond nuts in 2020. Thus, this nut is the most popular among US citizens. Percentage-wise, 38.2% of US adults consume nuts or seeds on a given day. The United States is also the country to eat the most almonds.

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In 2017, the average American ate 5 pounds of almonds. In 2020, this figure increased to 5.7 pounds.

If you are wondering, yes, people can have allergies to almonds. Almonds are tree nuts, and around 30% of people have allergies to a type of tree nut.

Nuts provide many health benefits if you are not allergic to them. In this article are some of the advantages of consuming this nut. And how removing the skin of almonds helps you enjoy this nut better.

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What are the benefits of eating almonds?

If you are not a fan of avocados, consider almonds. Almonds contain plenty of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E.

These nutrients help lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend you remember 1-2-3 when eating this nut. The ideal daily serving is 1 ounce or 23 almond nuts.

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Why do some recipes recommend peeled almonds?

Besides tasting better, peeling almonds improves your body's ability to ingest the nutrients.

The skin of almonds contains tannins, which inhibit the complete absorption of nutrients. The skin is also hard to digest.

You can soak almonds overnight and peel them in the morning. If you want to remove the skin faster, the Times of India suggests you boil these nuts for a minute. Strain off the water and rinse with cold water for 1-2 minutes. When cool, transfer to a paper towel and peel off the skins.

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