Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 7

Almond (Prunus dulcis): A Nutritive Dense Dry Fruit

Waseem Khalid1*, Fareed Afzal1, Ravi Prakash Jha2, Nageen Afzal1, Muhammad Zubair Khalid1, Talal Shoaib3, Ramish Akram4, Poonam Gill5, Afifa Aziz1, Noman Aslam1 and Areeg Azhar1

1Department of Food Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
3Center for Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
4Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
5National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Faisalabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Waseem Khalid, Department of Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. E-mail:

Received: May 21, 2021; Published: June 11, 2021


Almond belongs to plant-based food and is botanically called Prunus dulcis. The edible part of the almond is the seed that is composed of different nutritive and non-nutritive components. Almond seed consists of fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phenolic compounds. These compositional constituents of almond seed play important role in the human body. It is helpful in heart disease and diabetes because it is a good source of antioxidants and polyphenols that prevents inflammation of cells. Almond seed fiber is suitable for preventing constipation. Conclusively, its seeds are composed of many beneficial components that can reduce the chances of diseases.

Keywords:Almond; Vitamins; Minerals; Phenolic Compounds; Health Benefits


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Citation: Waseem Khalid., et al. “Almond (Prunus dulcis): A Nutritive Dense Dry Fruit".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 5.7 (2021): 38-46.


Copyright: © 2021 Waseem Khalid., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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