Nuts make up a key part of a healthy and varied diet. Their relatively long shelf life, portability and rich nutrient profile make nuts an ideal snack idea to help you maintain a healthy diet on the go. Roasted salted almonds benefit your health by boosting your intake of a few key nutrients.
The United States Department of Agriculture classifies roasted almonds as part of the protein food group. Your body uses the protein in roasted salted almonds to maintain your tissues, preventing the tissue breakdown that can occur when you don't get enough protein. Since protein breaks down relatively slowly in your digestive tract, protein-rich snacks like salted roasted almonds can help keep you full throughout the day. A 1-ounce serving of the nuts provides two ounce-equivalents of protein, according to the USDA -- 40 percent of the recommended daily intake for women, or 33 percent for men.
One of the reasons roasted salted almonds make good snacks is their fiber content. Eating foods rich in fiber helps keep you full -- the fiber fills your stomach, but doesn't boost the calorie content of your meal. Fiber also helps soften your stools to fight constipation, and helps to regulate your blood sugar after a meal. A healthy 2,000-calorie diet should include 28 grams of fiber, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. An ounce of either dry- or oil-roasted salted almonds provides you with approximately 3 grams of fiber.
Vitamin EAlmonds also contain vitamin E, a family of fat-soluble nutrients. Vitamin E protects you from free radicals, a class of chemicals that oxidize your proteins, DNA and cell membranes. This oxidation is a form of chemical damage, and long-term exposure to free radicals contributes to diseases, such as cataracts and cancer. An ounce of dry roasted salted almonds contains 6.75 milligrams of vitamin E, or 45 percent of your daily vitamin E requirements, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Oil roasted salted almonds contain slightly more vitamin E -- 7.36 milligrams, or 49 percent of your daily requirement, for each 1-ounce serving.
MagnesiumAdd roasted salted almonds to your diet as a source of magnesium. The essential mineral helps give you energy -- it activates enzymes you need to get useable fuel from the carbohydrates and fats from your diet. Magnesium also helps make up bone tissue to keep your skeleton strong, and plays a role in cell communication. An ounce of either dry or oil roasted almonds contains approximately 80 milligrams of magnesium. This represents around 19 percent of the recommended magnesium intake for men or 25 percent for women, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.
|Shelf Life||12 Months|
|City Spl.||Patparganj, Delhi|
|Storage||Store in a cool & dry place.|
|Country of manufacture||India|