Though referred to as a nut, almonds are actually the inside of the pit from the almond tree fruit, related to other stone fruits such as the peach. Almonds are well known today as wonderful sources of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and important phytochemicals associated with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes prevention. The ancient principles of Ayurveda associate almonds with high intellectual activity and longevity, due to the presence of omega 6 fatty acids which nourish the brain and nervous system. If this isn't enough, the monounsaturated fats in almonds lower LDL cholesterol levels, strengthen the immune system, and calm inflammation.
Plus it only takes about 10 minutes to complete this recipe, the perfect nibble indeed.
Here it is:
*1 1/2 cups raw almonds
*1 Tbsp high quality tamari or soy sauce
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a medium bowl, toss almonds with tamari. Spread out on baking sheet and bake until toasted, about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally throughout process.
Remove from oven, stir and cool completely.
Presto! You're done!