Today, on National Almond Day, we celebrate one of the most heart-healthy and versatile foods available, the almond. Whether snacked on, used in the making of flour or oil, dairy feed or livestock bedding, no part of this widely cultivated seed goes to waste. Here are some nutty facts about the almond.
Not a true nut, the almond is technically the kernel of a fruit grown on a tree.
Almonds can be a terrific substitute for bread crumbs and flours, for those on gluten-free diets.