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Get Your Heart Pumping with Almonds

Remember, not only is February 16th National Almond Day, but February is American Heart Health Month, the perfect opportunity to talk with your patients and clients about heart-healthy snacking. Almonds are naturally cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat, making them the perfect go-to snack for the heart-conscious client. What's more, the American Heart Association recently certified almonds based on their nutrient profile to display the signature Heart-Check mark, making it even easier to identify whole natural almonds as a heart-healthy choice.1

Find out how 23 almonds a day can help keep the doctor away.

Almonds Provide Simple, Everyday Solutions

Help your clients make simple choices that make a difference. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or mid-afternoon snack, almonds are a simple choice your clients can feel good about. Almonds offer protein, fiber, calcium and vitamin E, making them a nutritious solution. Did you know that 23 almonds make up the perfect portion? That's right. There are about 23 almonds in a one-ounce serving.1

Learn simple ways to measure the perfect portion of almonds.

Almond Board of California Profile
Consumers all over the world enjoy California Almonds as a natural, wholesome and quality food product, making almonds California’s leading agricultural export in terms of value.

The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,000 California Almond growers and processors, many of whom are multi-generational family operations.

Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture.

For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit

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1Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.  One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.

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