Sweet almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) is a deciduous tree species belonging to the rose family Rosacea, native to the Middle East. It was spread in acient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Now it is cultivated in many countries worldwide. The almond tree symbolizes the renaissance of nature and the passing winter being the first tree to bloom.
The fruit of almond tree is drupe consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with seed inside. Almond seed is very tasty and healthy snack, eaten raw or toasted, it is also a component of various dishes such as marzipan, nougat, French macaroon, almond milk and almond butter.
Almond oil also is obtained from the dried seeds of sweet almond. It consists mainly of Oleic(Omega-9), Linoleic (Omega-6) and Palmitic acids, phytosterols, high in vitamin E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc, the oil provides many health benefits including regulate cholesterol levels, reduce risk of heart diseases and protects against diabetes. The oil also is good for application to the skin and hair. As hypoallergenic oil, it is safe for sensitive skin.
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