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Almonds

There is a common misconception that Almonds are nuts, they are in fact fruits, making them accessible to some (but not all) people who suffer from nut allergies.

Almonds are generally eaten as snacks on their own, either raw or toasted. However, there are also many uses for almonds in the kitchen. Almonds are regularly used in baking, either as a topping or as part of the actual sponge of the cake. As almonds often do not effect sufferers of nut allergies they are used to make a popular substitute for peanut butter, which does not effect those that suffer from an allergy of peanuts. Almond milk is also used by those who are lactose intolerant.

There are two forms of the plant, one (often with white flowers) producing sweet almonds, and the other (often with pink flowers) producing bitter almonds. try and avoid wild bitter almonds as they can contain between six and eight per cent cyanide. The cyanide can be removed and so they can be used for culinary purposes as well as more sinister ones.

The almond is native to Iran, from northwestern Saudi Arabia, north through western Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, western Syria, to southern Turkey. It is a small deciduous tree, growing to between 4 and 10 metres in height, with a trunk of up to 30 centimetres in diameter. The major producers of Almond today include the U.S.A and most Mediterranean countries.

Almonds are an extremely healthy food and can help lower cholesterol.

Relevant Recipes for Almonds

Recipe Names

  1. Moroccan Filo Tart With Curried Chicken And Almonds
  2. Mughlai Chicken With Almonds
  3. Mughlai Chicken With Almonds
  4. Murgh Badami (Chicken With Almonds)
  5. Nutmeat Halvah (Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews)
  6. Old-Fashioned Stollen With Almonds
  7. Olive-Sauteed Almonds
  8. Orange And Kiwi Compote With Toasted Almonds
  9. Pan Roasted Almonds
  10. Pan-Fried Grouper With Almonds
  11. Parmesan-Herb Almonds
  12. Parsnips With Almonds
  13. Party Nibbles: Spicy Almonds
  14. Peach And Nectarine Sauce With Almonds
  15. Persian Chicken Pilaf W/ Apricots, Orange And Almonds
  16. Quick Green Beans With Toasted Almonds
  17. Quinoa Pilaf With Peas And Almonds
  18. Rice Pilaf With Currants, Almonds, And Mint
  19. Rice Pudding With Rum Raisins And Sugared Almonds
  20. Roasted Almonds In Chile Oil
  21. Robb's Curried Rice With Apricots And Almonds
  22. Rosemary Almonds
  23. Rustic Soft-Shell Crabs With Almonds And Brown Butter
  24. Saffron Rice Pilaf With Apricots And Almonds
  25. Sauteed Carrots With Almonds
  26. Savory Almonds
  27. Sole With Lemon, Capers And Almonds
  28. Spiced Almonds
  29. Spiced Almonds
  30. Spicy Almonds
  31. Spicy Cajun Almonds
  32. Squash Blossoms Baked With Taleggio And Almonds
  33. Steam-Sauteed Green Beans With Almonds And Parsley
  34. Stir-Fried Asparagus With Almonds And Sesame Seeds
  35. Strawberries And Almonds
  36. Strawberry And Rhubarb Compotes With Sugared Almonds
  37. Stuffed Capon With Apricots, Artichokes And Almonds
  38. Sugared Almonds
  39. Sweet And Sour Peppers With Almonds
  40. Sweet Fried Rice With Almonds And Cinnamon
  41. Tossed Salad With Mandarin Oranges And Almonds
  42. Trout With Almonds and Cucumber Batons
  43. Truite Aux Amandes (Trout With Almonds)

Recipe Ingredients

  1. Almond Fried Rice
  2. Almond Fried Shrimp
  3. Almond Fruit Salad
  4. Almond Fruit Smoothie
  5. Almond Ginger Pear Scones
  6. Almond Honey Rugelach
  7. Almond Jade Stir-Fry
  8. Almond Joy Cake
  9. Almond Lace Cookies
  10. Almond Lace Rolls
  11. Almond Macaroons
  12. Almond Madeleines
  13. Almond Mayonnaise
  14. Almond Meringue Cake With Strawberry And Vanilla Ice Cream
  15. Almond Mousse Au Chocolate
  16. Almond Mushroom Pate
  17. Almond Nut Butter
  18. Almond Paste With Variations
  19. Almond Pear Clafouti
  20. Almond Pepper Biscotti
  21. Almond Persimmon Pudding
  22. Almond Pinecone
  23. Almond Pistachio Saffron Curry Sauce
  24. Almond Poppy Seed Bread
  25. Almond Pumpkin Pie
  26. Almond Raspberry Cookies
  27. Almond Rochers
  28. Almond Sables
  29. Almond Snowballs
  30. Almond Sponge Cake - (Bizcocho De Almendras)
  31. Almond Squares
  32. Almond Tart - {Crostata Alle Mandorle}
  33. Almond Tea
  34. Almond Toffee
  35. Almond Toffee Bark
  36. Almond Tuile Cups With Raspberry Sorbet
  37. Almond Vinaigrette
  38. Almond Wafers
  39. Almond, Bacon, Cheese Spread
  40. Almond, Lemon And Ricotta Cake
  41. Almond, Lemon, And Anise Biscotti
  42. Almond, Lemon, And Ricotta Cake
  43. Almond-Amasake Cream Cups With Coconut
  44. Almond-Berry-Licious Pie
  45. Almond-Blue Cheese Balls
  46. Almond-Chocolate Chip Blondies
  47. Almond-Chocolate Coffeecake
  48. Almond-Coated Albacore
  49. Almond-Coconut Granola
  50. Almond-Crusted Fig Tart - {Crostata Di Fichi Mandorlati}