For centuries, many cultures have considered almonds to be healthy and healing to our bodies. This power-packed food offers enormous benefits for heart health, brain function, immune system, inflammation, and blood pressure to name just a few. But how did this impressive Superfood get its start on the food scene?
Almonds are native to the Middle East, India, and North Africa. However, countries like Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey have made almonds a foundational ingredient in many of their recipes. Turkish breakfast, for example, serves almonds as part of their buffet of foods including feta cheese, olives, pita bread, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other delicious ingredients. Check out my post on how to create an authentic Turkish breakfast at home.
I love the versatility of almonds. The healthy options are endless including, homemade almond milk and almond butter,
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|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Passive Time||1 hour|
- Soak almonds to sprout in water overnight. Drain and rinse.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the agave nectar and almond extract. Pour sauce over the almonds and soak for 1 hour before serving.
- Almonds can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks.
Recipe by Laurie Kerkinni for www.culinarybutterfly.com