Health Benefits Of Almonds

Posted on : October 30th, 2020

We know they’re delicious, but what makes them nutritious?

When you give the gift of Maisie Janes almonds, you’re actually giving the gift of a healthy snack that is loaded with amazing nutrients. Honestly, the health benefits are endless, not to mention you only need a small handful of those babies to satisfy the hunger craving. In that small handful you will get:

  • Fiber: 3.5 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated)
  • Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI, Recommended Daily Intake.
  • Manganese: 32% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 20% of the RDI
  • They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus.

Don’t let the label fool you. When you look at the back of a bag of almonds, you’re going to see a fat content of about 14 grams for a 1-ounce serving. But not all fats are bad! Let us repeat, NOT ALL FATS ARE BAD! 9 of those 14 grams are monounsaturated fats, a healthy fat that aids in heart health and cholesterol health. 

According to an article in Healthline written by Joe Leech, MS on September 6, 2018, Almonds are also high in antioxidants. These antioxidants are found in the skin of the nut and are like little warriors your body needs to help fight off oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is harmful to the body because it damages our cells, causes inflammation, aging and diseases like cancer.

Since almonds have 37% of your daily recommended vitamin E, this makes them one of the best sources for it! Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant that helps cushion your cells and protects against damage. 

Almonds are an excellent source of magnesium, a mineral that helps lower blood sugar AND blood pressure. One serving of almonds is half of your recommended daily intake! If you are diabetic or have high blood pressure, adding almonds to your diet could make a significant positive impact. Not to mention, almonds are very low on carbohydrates, but high in healthy fats, protein, and fiber. 

There are so many more health benefits than what is talked about above, it’s hard to believe that one little nut can be such a super food. If you’ve read enough and want to get your snack on, head on over to our store or our online website to stock up now!


Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality nut products. We embrace earth-friendly practices that start on our family-owned and operated orchards. We use organic farming practices and continue in the process by using all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or GMOs. We believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels. We take pride in every task, every day, with every person.