February 15, 2011 - 12:49pm
ALMONDS FOR A HEALTH, HAPPY HEART
We heart almonds, and, by coincidence, almonds are a heart healthy treat. We’re spotlighting this nut and the farmers and vendors who bring them each Wednesday to the Adams Avenue Farmer’s Market. Did you know that a 1-ounce serving of almonds is an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber plus other good stuff like potassium, calcium and iron? They’re also full of good-for-your-heart unsaturated fat. For an afternoon snack try the raw almonds from Smit Orchards mixed with any of their great dried fruits. Both Smit Orchards and Hopkins Ag have fun flavored varieties like sea salt and lime, Mexican chocolate and honey roasted. If you haven’t tried Hopkins Ag almond butter yet, it’s sure to change your idea of the classic PB&J when paired with the raspberry amaretto jam from Really Good Jams. Even the jam’s been punched up with a bit of almond liqueur!