Nut & Seed Powders
[Best By 2-1-15] Almond Flour (Ground with Skin, Organic Raw), 16oz
Ground whole almond flour from Italian cert raw organic almonds
Almond flour, sometimes called almond meal, is made from raw almonds. The almonds are ground into a powder that you can use instead of wheat flour in cookies, cakes and other foods. It is sometimes used by people who are allergic to wheat gluten. Although almond flour is similar in consistency to wheat flour, its nutritional makeup is significantly different.
Calories, Fat and Cholesterol
Almond flour has 160 calories per 1/4 cup serving. It packs 14 g of fat into each serving, which is more than 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance. A serving has 1 g of saturated fat and no cholesterol. By contrast, white all-purpose flour has about 114 calories, 0.25 g of fat, no saturated fat and no cholesterol. Although almond flour has a higher total fat content, the fat is made up of fatty acids that were shown to reduce cholesterol levels in a 2002 study conducted by Canadian researchers.
Carbohydrates and Sugars
A serving of almond flour contains 6 g of carbohydrates and 1 g of sugars. White wheat flour, on the other hand, has about 24 g of carbohydrates and no sugars. Those on a low-carbohydrate diet can benefit from choosing almond flour over wheat flour.
Protein and Dietary Fiber
Almond flour offers 5 g of protein per serving. It also has 3 g of dietary fiber. In contrast, white all-purpose flour offers 3 g of protein and about 0.6 g of dietary fiber. This makes almond flour a slightly better choice for those who want to add more protein to their diets.
A serving of almond flour has about 6.25 mg of vitamin E. For adults, the National Institutes of Health's recommended daily intake of vitamin E is 15 mg per day, so almond flour can be a significant source of this vitamin. A serving also contains about 12 mcg of folate and 13 mg of choline, both of which are B vitamins that aid in cell production; however, these values are less than 1 percent of the recommended daily intake.
Almond flour packs about 63 mg of calcium per serving, or about 6 percent of the recommended daily intake. It also comes with about 167 mg of potassium, 0.9 mg of iron, 64 mg of magnesium and 0.6 mg of manganese. A 1/4 cup serving provides 16 percent of the daily recommended intake of magnesium, about 5 percent of potassium and iron, and about 27 percent of manganese, making it a good source of these minerals.
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