National Almond Day!!!

Do you know the fruit called Almond?
Find out more about Almond in the article below:
Almond is an edible  pink, pale yellow/golden sweet fleshy fruit with an oval shaped nut inside. It is related to the stone fruit like the cherry, plum and the peach.

Almond’s botanical name is (Prunus dulcis)

The earliest varieties of almonds were found in China carried by traders down the ancient ‘silk road’ to Greece, Turkey and the middle East.

According to studies, eating almond a day helps promote the heart health, prevents weight gain. Almonds are rich in Vitamin D & E it also contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, protein and low sugar content.
MyCookery Zone Facts about Almond.
1. Did you know?

Almond fruit is used as the symbol of divine approval.

2. Did you know?

In the bible, almond was mentioned yes “in the book of Numbers made reference to the rod of Aaron that blossomed and bore almonds”

3. Did you know?

Americans give their guests at weddings bags of sugared almond, representing children, happiness, romance, good health and fortune.

4. Did you know?

Almond tree was brought to California from Spain by the Franciscan Padres in the mid-1700’s.

5. Did you know?

The trees of Almond is said to flourish in the Mediterranean, especially in Spain and Italy.

Uses:

Almond is eaten raw as an appetizer while the but is eaten or used for making oil for cooking and also beauty products.

Discoveries: In Sweden, Cinnamon-flavored rice pudding with almond hidden inside is a Christmas custom. Find it and good fortune is yours for the year.

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