Almond Candy

Almond Candy . Delicious dessert with very Cuban characteristics, very sweet flavor, very healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare. It can be made in nougat, in torticas, or in syrup.

Summary

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  • 1 Story
  • 2 Some recipes with La Almendra
  • 3 Ingredients
  • 4 Preparation
  • 5 Curiosities
  • 6 Nutritional properties
    • 1 See also
  • 7 Sources

History

This dessert, practically comes from the peasant grandmothers, from our fields, where this leafy Almond tree abounds, which drops these delicious and coveted fruits, mainly from the eastern areas. Although it has become generalized throughout the corners where almost all the people you know follow them, many other recipes are derived from it.

Some recipes with La Almendra

  • Almond pudding .
  • Almond pastes .
  • Almond polvorón .
  • Almond cake .
  • Almond pie .
  • Almond tart .
  • Almond cake .
  • Almond flan .
  • Almond smoothies .
  • Almond ice creams .

Nougat.

 

Creole Torticas.

 

Almond cake.

 

Empanadas with almonds.

Ingredients

  • ½ liter of milk
  • 150 gr. almond powder
  • A lemon peel
  • A cinnamon stick
  • A few slices of toast
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Sliced ​​almonds

Preparation

  • Bring the milk to a boil with the cinnamon and the peel of the lemon, when it starts to boil add the ground almond and without stopping stirring add the toast and sugar until it thickens and forms a cream
  • Pour the cream on a plate and decorate with sliced ​​almonds.

Curiosities

To discourage an almond you must place it on something strong and hit it on one of the sharp sides of it, this will open the shell easier and allow the almond to come out whole. It must be well dry to facilitate its extraction.

Nutritional properties

Almonds are high in monounsaturated fatty acids (good fats), vegetable protein, carbohydrates, soluble and insoluble fiber, calories, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, and minerals, making them a natural source of health. They contain a large amount of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cognitive decline. Most nuts contain protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, etc. But almonds differ from other nuts in that they contain a high content of Vitamin E, a great antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals. The high content of antioxidants that almonds contain, reduces the damage caused by free radicals to the body, that cause cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer, and diseases related to aging. Almonds also contain more calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, and ninacin than the other nuts. It can be said that consuming almonds is a good way to supply the body with Vitamin E naturally, also called alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E can also be found in oils, vegetables, nuts, cereals, ect. Another very important property of almonds are phytosterols, which also have antioxidant and anticancer effects on the body, reducing the formation of cancer cells. There are a variety of nuts on the market with different nutritional values. Almonds can be found in the market in various ways. Oil-free, unroasted roasted almonds have a high fat content, and dry roasted almonds contain less oil and a lower fat content. We also find salted almonds, which contain approximately 70 times more sodium than unsalted almonds. But the healthiest almonds and with more contribution of components, are the raw almonds without blanching. And let’s not forget the contribution of vegetable proteins that almonds contain. Vegetable proteins contain a higher content of arginine, and a lower contribution in lysine, than proteins of animal origin. Arginine has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system, since it regulates blood cholesterol levels. and dried roasted almonds contain less oil and a lower fat content. We also find salted almonds, which contain approximately 70 times more sodium than unsalted almonds. But the healthiest almonds and with more contribution of components, are the raw almonds without blanching. And let’s not forget the contribution of vegetable proteins that almonds contain. Vegetable proteins contain a higher content of arginine, and a lower contribution in lysine, than proteins of animal origin. Arginine has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system, since it regulates blood cholesterol levels. and dried roasted almonds contain less oil and a lower fat content. We also find salted almonds, which contain approximately 70 times more sodium than unsalted almonds. But the healthiest almonds and with more contribution of components, are the raw almonds without blanching. And let’s not forget the contribution of vegetable proteins that almonds contain. Vegetable proteins contain a higher content of arginine, and a lower contribution in lysine, than proteins of animal origin. Arginine has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system, since it regulates blood cholesterol levels. they are raw unbleached almonds. And let’s not forget the contribution of vegetable proteins that almonds contain. Vegetable proteins contain a higher content of arginine, and a lower contribution in lysine, than proteins of animal origin. Arginine has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system, since it regulates blood cholesterol levels. they are raw unbleached almonds. And let’s not forget the contribution of vegetable proteins that almonds contain. Vegetable proteins contain a higher content of arginine, and a lower contribution in lysine, than proteins of animal origin. Arginine has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system, since it regulates blood cholesterol levels.

 

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