Eden Tamari Almond Pocket Snacks are organic California family farm grown, whole, unprocessed almonds with the skins still on, dry roasted and lightly misted with Eden imported organic tamari soy sauce.
Eden Tamari Almonds are very low sodium with 65mg or 3% DV (Daily Value) per serving. They are an excellent source of magnesium with 30% DV and are a good source of protein and fiber. Organic Eden Tamari Almonds contain no refined sugars, trans fats, or preservatives.
Research at Kings College in London showed that, although high in total fat, we actually get less fat from almonds than was previously thought. According to the study, the cell wall of the almond may play an important role in the way the body absorbs fat from them. Chewing breaks down the cell wall, but at the same time leaves some intact. Dr. Karen Lapsley, senior nutritionist for the Almond Board of California says, "This is exciting new research. Because some of the almond remained intact not all of the fat was released for digestion. This suggests that almonds may be a lower calorie food than suspected because not all calories from fat are absorbed."
There are significant health benefits associated with almonds. Research at Tufts University in Boston found that most of the almond's antioxidants are found in the skin and when eaten with the skin may offer much higher protection than when the skin and meat of the almond are taken seperately. Studies at the University of California confirmed this and suggested that the antioxidant compounds in almond skins, in addition to naturally occurring vitamins, may provide positive health benefits when eaten with the meat of the almond.