We use almond meal in many of our recipes, it is a delicious and nutritious alternative to flour plus it is a gluten free option! So lets take a look at what almond meal actually is and what is does for us.
Almond meal is made from ground raw almonds. It can be made with blanched almonds (no skin) or with whole almonds. It is a plant protein that has become very popular and more important in baking items for those on low carbohydrate and gluten free diets. It adds moisture and a rich nutty taste to baked goods.
Almonds are rich in B vitamins, manganese and copper and they all play a role in energy production. They also contain high levels of magnesium which helps balance the nervous system, supports muscle relaxation and contributes to a healthy heart.
The vitamin E and healthy fat content of almonds helps achieve healthy glowing skin, Almonds contain fiber which helps aid in digestion.
You will get all of these amazing health benefits.....and a delicious treat to eat, when you use almond meal in your cooking instead of flour.