Almonds have reached “superfood” status. And for good reason. Not only do they rank a perfect zero on the glycemic index, but a one ounce serving provides 19% of the RDA for magnesium and 24% of the RDA for vitamin E.
With 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of sugar per serving, almonds are a perfect food for weight loss and blood sugar control.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=4,454
Selecting and Storing Almonds
Buy almonds in sealed packages when possible. If you choose to buy them in bulk, smell the almonds to be sure that they're fresh and sweet--beware of any musty or rancid odor. Because almonds have a high fat content they are susceptible to spoilage. Store in a tightly covered jar or a zip-seal plastic bag.