Oval nuts with a delicate aroma and unique flavor - almonds, are used not only in cooking.Almond oil extracted from bitter almond unsuitable for food use in pharmacology, medicine and perfume industries.Use sweet almond due to the rich content in the seed kernels of vitamins, proteins and oils.
Almonds as a plant
Almond belongs to the genus plums, often referred to as a nut, but actually is a stone fruit grows on trees or bushes.In appearance, the core of the fruit resembles a peach pit.The origin of wood has its historical origins in the four thousand years before our era, it was diluted further in Central and Western Asia, the widespread dissemination of modern plant has received in China, the Mediterranean, in California (USA), Central Asia, the Crimea and the Caucasus.About Almond trees mentioned in the Bible.
This is about him Paustovsky KG (1892-1968) once wrote: "Not one tree is no more touching and pure flowering than almonds."Lives up to 130 years of the plant, begins to bear fr
content of nutrients
The seed kernels of almonds contains large amounts of oil - from 40 to 60%, mainly consisting of oleic acid glycerides.Drupe is rich in protein and substance - the content varies from 20 to 30%.Glucose and other sugars, almonds five percent.Seeds of wild bitter almonds are toxic, because they found hydrocyanic acid released during the cleavage of the glycoside amygdalin.
Almonds also contain large amounts of vitamin E, B complex, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, zinc and iron.Especially recommended almonds for pregnant women and children as a laxative, as a means to increase appetite, with pneumonia, sore throats, as a sedative for heart failure Heart failure - when the heart is unable to cope with the work , flatulence and cramps, diabetes Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease and migraines I have a migraine.What to do? , asthma and headaches.Doctors found that the almond kernel inhibit the secretion of gastric juice, because this nut is recommended for ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.
in cooking.In many cuisines almonds are used in various culinary specialties.In Spain almonds are in national dish - gazpacho, in its white version, served with milkshakes and grapes.In China, bitter almond is used as a condiment for Peking duck, branded fish and roast pork.In India nucleoli walnut fried in oil with burning oriental spices and add to homemade yogurt.In many countries, roasted sweet and salted almonds is considered the best snack to beer and cocktails.Cakes, pastries, many varieties of chocolates and chocolate with whole almonds and become refined and exclusive taste of elite products.
In the confectionery and food industries.The most famous walnut mixture - marzipan, almond inconceivable without.Sugar syrup, almonds or other nuts are ground into flour, from this homogeneous mass is prepared various confectionery, baked buns sprinkled with it, formed nougat.As one of the old legends of the invention cause marzipan served hunger: because nothing but almonds and sugar in the city was not the bread baked from this mass.To date, the marzipan is considered the healthiest sweet food in the world.
medicine.The seeds of almonds squeeze valuable and expensive oil, which has soothing, anti-inflammatory and antidotal properties.This oil helps with sprains and tumors, it is useful for pain and tinnitus.Almond flour is used in cough and hemoptysis.Crushed almonds and honey is excellent treats herpes sores and crawling, and when mixed with vinegar and wine - removes lichens.Seeds of sweet almond treat jaundice since ancient times, marzipan mass is used for coughs and anemia.Several nucleoli walnut taken to the abundant outpouring of alcoholic prevent drunkenness and eliminate the hangover.
It is interesting
In many cultures, almond is the symbol of divine approval Suite.Today in the US there is a custom to decorate wedding branches of flowering almond in a sign of wealth, love, health, a new family.In Sweden, the almonds are placed in a Christmas cake intact nucleoli.Togo, who will fall a "surprise", according to tradition, waiting for the generous year, rising prosperity.
almonds The Romans considered a symbol of fertility and a strong aphrodisiac Aphrodisiacs - cause desire where necessary , able to wake up sexual attraction faded, the flames of passion.Indian and Arabic love before the night of love certainly eat a handful of almonds.In Russia in the old days in almonds insisted spirits.Today many distilleries produce the vodka almond.
famous Italian brand "Ferrero" is already inconceivable without sweets with a gentle name of "Raffaello".In turn, this white symbol of lightness and hedonism as unthinkable without coconut, thin wafer "nuts" and the whole nucleolus almonds.Of the entire line of the famous chocolate brand the white candy received worldwide recognition as a symbol of love and tenderness.