Almond meal is highly nutritious and very easy to use in recipes and cooking, with the ground swell to gluten free products almond meal is a great alternative and also is high in protein and low in carbohydrates, GI and sugars.
Almond meal is made from ironically, ground up sweet almonds.
The difference between almond meal and almond flour is the flour is made with blanched almonds, which means no skin and almond meal is made with either the whole almond or blanched.
Often used in low carbohydrate diets and also in many different gluten free diet plans, almond meal is a great substitute for wheat and other ingredients in cooking and recipes, you just have to watch out for the calorie difference between them both if you are on a calorie controlled diet as the almond meal is like a concentrated almond extract, so many almonds go into making a quarter cup or full cup of almond meal.
Here are a few key benefit points on using Almond Meal;
- High protein level
- Low in carbohydrates
- Gluten free
- Easily available
- May help in lowering cholesterol
- Bumps up your daily intake of Magnesium
- Bumps up your daily intake of Vitamin E
- Bumps up your daily intake of Iron
- Bumps up your daily intake of Calcium
- Easy to cook with
- Increases your Fibre intake
- Provide healthy good fats to your nutrition plan
- Low GI
- Great as alternative to many ingredients in cooking
In conclusion, what is Almond Meal?
Although I have only just begun to start learning about this ingredient and have not cooked with it myself (I will be though), I have tried many other people cooking creations using almond meal and I have to say it is delicious.
Almond meal for me ticks a lot of boxes if you are looking for a gluten free, high nutrient value cooking ingredient, easy to find and buy at supermarkets and in health food, bulk buy stores and lastly, from what I have read, easy to make yourself if you want to and have the time and patience.
So use almond meal to your advantage and like anything in life, moderation is the key, don’t get addicted and sit in front of the TV and eat a whole packet while watching a movie like you did with that cake mix and you’ll be ok.
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