The almond is nothing other than the woody fruit of the almond tree, an Asian plant that was brought to Europe through Sicily by the Phoenicians. Generally speaking, both fresh and dried almonds are available on the market, depending on the season: the right one to buy fresh ones is spring. There are also three different varieties of almonds in nature, which are the sativa - which is the most widespread, the fragilis and, finally, the amara. On the other hand, the almond is a fruit rich in energy, starting from the high content of proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Use in cooking

Almonds can be used in many different ways in the kitchen: in addition to being toasted, they can also be eaten raw, as well as shredded to make garnishes for desserts.


In principle, as long as they are enclosed in their shells, almonds can be preserved for a long time: they can also be frozen, especially if you want to keep them for a long time.


Almonds contain a large quantity of proteins and vitamins, as well as minerals such as iron and calcium.

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