I always like to know how I can make ingredients myself, at home. It is not just interesting, but it often comes in handy. An excellent example of a versatile ingredient is almonds. You can make slivered almonds, ground almonds or even marzipan, from raw almonds! To make these ingredients though, you need to know how to make blanched almonds first.
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- 100 g Raw Almonds
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Paper Towel
- Weigh your almonds.
- Put water in your kettle. Make sure it is enough to cover all the almonds.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Put the almonds and the boiling water in a bowl.
- Let the almonds sit in the boiling water for 2 minutes.
- Drain the water using a strainer.
- Rinse off the almonds with cold water.
- Gently dry the almonds with a paper towel.
- Take an almond and hold it between your thumb and index finger.
- Squeeze until the skin starts to give way and remove the entire skin by continuing to squeeze.
- Repeat this step for all your almonds.
- Enjoy your Blanched Almonds!
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your almonds in an airtight container in a cold and dark place, if you are not using all of them right away.
- Shelf life: The almonds will stay good for several months when stored correctly, in the refrigerator.
- Freezing: When you freeze the almonds, they will stay fresh for up to a year.
- Organic: Only use organic ingredients.
Nutritional Information per Portion
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
If you want to read more about healthy food choices, check out my article [Healthy Food Choices]. Truthful Food also has a continuously growing article category solely focusing on specific ingredients and nutrients for everyone who wants to take a closer look at what you can find in your food.
*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.