Did you know that the 16th of February each year is Almond Day? When we consider all that almonds do for us, it isn’t surprising there is a day dedicated to celebrating them.
They are richer in nutrients and beneficial components than every other nut, meaning there is a huge number of benefits they can offer our health. This includes boosting heart and brain health, increasing circulation, strengthening bones, improving hair and skin, aiding digestion, strengthening the immune system, and aiding weight loss.
Red Rickshaw explores how we can get the most out of this wonder-seed.
Fruit and Nut Halwa
If you’re looking for a foolproof way for everyone to enjoy the goodness that almonds can offer, then look no further than Fruit and Nut Halwa! A deliciously indulgent and easy recipe, and a sneaky way to turn fruit and healthy nuts into a treat for fussy eaters! The almonds in this recipe are whole and in their deliciously crunchy, natural form. Halwa is also the perfect snack food to have on the go as it’s nutritious, sweet, filling, and can be cut into handy squares.
Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil
Almonds need not only be eaten in order for us to see their health benefits. Almond Oil has been cherished for years for its nourishing benefits on hair. This is largely due to the high amount of vitamin E in almonds which, when applied to the scalp, helps reduce inflammation and repair the follicles, encouraging hair growth. Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil has 300% more vitamin E than Coconut Oil so it’s no wonder it encourages growth and gives you shinier, healthier and more manageable hair from the very first use.
Malai Kofta Curry
If you’re looking for a way to incorporate almonds into your cooking more, but don’t necessarily want them to overpower each dish, then Almond Flour is your best friend. The versatility of this smooth grain means it can be added to anything and, depending what you’re adding it to, you can taste as much, or as little of the almond flavour as you want to. This tasty Malai Kofta Curry is packed full of spices so the Almond Flour can barely be detected, but you’ll still feel the health benefits all the same. If you’re looking to taste your Almond Flour more, why not add some to your morning Porridge or a milder Korma instead?
Ayuuri Natural Sandalwood & Almond Face Mask 200ml
The benefits of almonds with regards to skin health, and their rejuvenating & balancing effects on normal and dry skin, are well known. This is why almond oil massages are often recommended for newborn babies and almond milk is often added to soaps. For an especially deep-cleanse, Ayuuri’s Natural Face Mask is rich in Sandalwood, Aloe Vera and Sweet Almond Oil. These three ingredients combined are perfect for detoxifying and nourishing the skin as they draw out impurities while still leaving the skin soft.
If you’re like us and you just can’t get enough of almonds, then why not try our Nutural World Smooth Almond and Coconut Spread? A satisfyingly crunchy spread made of 100% highest quality almonds and refreshing coconut. An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, this highly nutritious butter is exquisitely tasty, with no sugar, oil or artificial flavours. Spread it on freshly toasted bread or use it to liven up other dishes.