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Almond Facts

  • Name: Almond, Almonds
  • Type of Food: Nut
  • Produced From: Almond Tree
  • Total Calories: 826 (one cup, 5 ounces)
  • Total Fat: 72 grams (one cup, 5 ounces)
  • Total Protein: 30 grams (one cup, 5 ounces)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 28 grams (one cup, 5 ounces)

30 Almond Facts for Kids

  1. Almonds are a nut that are grown and eaten by humans.
  2. An almond is the seed of the almond tree. The almond tree is in the genus Prunus.
  3. Almonds and almond trees are native to Iran in Western Asia.
  4. An almond tree can grow as tall as 33 feet and have a diameter as large as 12 inches.
  5. Almond trees are believed to have been domesticated between 3000 and 2000 BC during the Early Bronze Age.
  6. Almonds are related to cherries, peaches and mangoes.
  7. There are eight major varieties of almonds grown worldwide, with Nonpareil being the most sought after.
  8. According to FAOSTAT, the world produced over 3.5 million tons of almonds in 2018.
  9. According to FAOSTAT, the United States was the world’s largest producer of almonds in 2018 with 2 million tons.
  10. According to FAOSTAT, Spain was the world’s second largest producer of almonds in 2018 with 373 thousand tons.
  11. Based on data from FAOSTAT, the United States produced over 57% of the world’s almond supply in 2018.
  12. Based on data from FAOSTAT, eight out of every ten almonds consumed around the globe came from California.
  13. Almonds can be eaten by themselves, both raw and roasted.
  14. Almonds are used to make a milk alternative known as almond milk.
  15. Almonds are used to make a gluten-free flour known as almond flour.
  16. Almonds are used to make a syrup know as almond syrup to flavor beverages and food products.
  17. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 163 calories.
  18. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 2 grams of fat.
  19. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 10 milligrams of cholesterol.
  20. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 12 grams of carbohydrates.
  21. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains no dietary fiber.
  22. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 12 grams of sugar.
  23. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 125 milligrams of sodium.
  24. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 11 grams of protein.
  25. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 10% of the recommended daily value of vitamin A.
  26. One cup of boiled almonds (28 grams) contains 30% of the recommended daily value of Calcium.
  27. If all the bees disappeared, so would almonds. They are 100% dependent on bees for crop pollination.
  28. Speaking of bees, the honey produced by them from pollinating almond trees is bitter.
  29. Honey produced by bees that is bitter is mixed with other types of honey to make it sweeter.
  30. According to the Guinness World Records, the record for the largest Chinese almond cake weighed 342 pounds. This record was set on March 23rd, 2008 by Civil Aid Service Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.

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