Almond

World: Plantae

Episode: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Team: Rosales

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Sub-genus: Amygdalus

Type: P.dulcis

Its homeland is China and Central Asia. It is known that almonds were eaten by travelers on the Silk Road between Asia and Europe. Travelers in this way by means of almonds Greece, Turkey and the Middle East were brought.

Almond cultivation is concentrated in the Aegean Region in our country, followed by the Mediterranean, Central Anatolia and Marmara Regions. Especially in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions of Turkey almond production two-thirds are produced.


The cascade is eaten as an in-fruit snack; candies, pastries. It is also consumed as fresh almonds between the two. Oil is used in industry.

Sweet almond seeds contain a high amount of fat with a small amount of protein, iron and calcium. Almond oil is good for skin and hair. Almond, which is very rich in antioxidant vitamin e, protects against the effects of aging and many diseases. It is a health store especially for children. When bitter almonds are taken orally, they have the effect of chest emollient and cough suppressant.


Sufficient carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, fiber, phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, A, B, C and vitamin E are available.

Strengthens the immune system. It helps to lose weight. Prevents the formation of gallstones.


Nutritional Value;

Energy: 570 kcal

Carbohydrate: 3.7 g

Protein: 18.7 g

Oil: 54.1 g

Fiber: 15.2 g

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