Almonds are the seeds, typically sold shelled, of the fruit of the almond tree, Prunus dulcis.
Almonds are a source of protein, fiber, and fat (primarily monounsaturated). They also provide Vitamins E and B2 and manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium in significant quantities. There is some evidence supporting inclusion of almonds and nuts in the diet as a snack that helps regulate appetite and blood sugar. Almonds may lead to kidney stone formation in susceptible persons due to oxalate content. See: Almond oil.
Almonds are often cross-reactive with tree nut and peach allergies and thus should be avoided by such individuals unless otherwise indicated.
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