Almonds for the Holidays

The United States is currently the largest almond producer, followed by Spain and Australia. Native to Asia, almonds have become the epitome of a health-forward food trend. In the last decade, we have seen a huge surge in almond products on the market. They are nearly impossible to miss in the grocery stores. With rising popularity and controversy, almond milk, in particular, has made the dairy industry nervous over the years. In 2011, there was a 79% increase in almond milk production and the popularity is only on the rise. But aside from milk, non-dairy cheeses, various snacks, and of course, almond butter; baking goods are taking the gluten-free scene by storm. So other than providing vegan and gluten-free options to our everyday foods, what makes almonds so special?


Nutritional Benefits


Almonds contain many vitamins and minerals, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and fatty acids. Studies have shown the importance of consuming these ingredients via almonds to have beneficial effects on human health. Snacking on nuts regularly can contribute to health effects against cardiometabolic disease, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. Almonds are made up of macro and micronutrients with diverse bioactive compounds. These powerhouse plants contain about 50% lipids, 25% proteins, and 20% carbohydrates. Researchers have confirmed the prebiotic capability of almonds. They have been known to regulate lipid and glucose levels providing assistance to regulate body weight and ward off cardiovascular diseases.


Where Can You Find Almonds on Our Holiday Menu?


Almond flours are a favorite for us here at P.S & Co., and we want to give you a front-row seat to what we’re offering this holiday season, plant-powered with almonds!

Organic 6" Hot Chocolate Cake with (House-made) Marshmallows - Layered with chocolate ganache, salted caramel mousse, chocolate buttercream, and house-made aquafaba marshmallows.


Organic Hot Cocoa + Bake-at-Home Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies - a blend of almond flour, oat flour, Miyoko’s butter, maple syrup, unsweetened chocolate chips, and tahini.


Holiday 2021 Cookie Tin -

  • Organic Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Organic Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Organic Chocolate Buckwheat Brookies

  • Organic Gingersnaps

  • Organic Pistachio Mochas (grain-free)

  • Organic Jam Thumbprints

  • Organic P.S. & Co. signature Hot Cocoa blend

  • Selection of Rishi Tea

Organic Vanilla Cake Baking Mix

Organic Carrot Cake Baking Mix

Organic Chocolate Cake Baking Mix

Organic Banana Bread Baking Mix

Organic Muffin Mix

Organic Thumbprint Cookie Mix

Organic Double Chocolate Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Organic Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7146189/

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