Almond in English and badam in Urdu, is a fruit similar to the peach and plum. From the foregoing nutritional facts, it may be observed that calcium, vitamins and other minerals are present in almonds in useful amounts.
Almonds are an essential ingredient of the ancient Ayurveda and Tibb-e-Unani systems of human treatment since time immemorial. They are a popular household remedy and are believed to increase brain power, rejuvenate the nervous system and are trusted for their beneficial effects on deteriorating eye-sight.
Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat 4 Almonds a Day
Almonds help lower cholesterol levels. They are anti-inflammatory, anti-hepatotoxic, boost immunity and the memory. Bitter almond oil is used for massaging the head and is also used as a skin emollient. Sweet almonds are used as a laxative and also to ease paroxysms of dry cough in children.
Almond Seeds and Oil Benefits for Health
Almonds come in both sweet and bitter variety. The bitter almond is broader and shorter than the sweet almond. Bitter almonds yield 4.9mg of hydrogen cyanide per almond. White flowered almond plants produce sweet almonds and pink-flowered almond plants bear bitter almonds.
Bitter almonds should be avoided for general consumption though they are often used in medicine. Sweet almonds can, however be enjoyed in several ways: raw, roasted, mixed with other dry fruit; they are chopped and sprinkled over sweets, used in milk puddings, cakes, cookies, pastries and halwa.
Almonds are also used in a variety of indigenous drinks. They are made into a variety of beverages and also used to make almond milk, almond butter, and almond oil.