Whole almonds are shelled un-blanched almonds with the seed coat intact. To make hickory smoked almonds, the nuts have to be roasted, salted and infused with several flavours, including smoke.
Ingredients in Hickory Smoked Almonds
The ingredients in Hickory smoked almonds are: Almonds, sea salt, maltodextrin, natural flavours (yeast, hydrolyzed soy protein, smoke), caramel colour, calcium silicate and canola oil. (Bulk Barn)
Nutrition Facts of Whole Hickory Smoked Almonds
100g (3.5oz) whole hickory smoked almonds provide 620 calories and contains the following:
- Fat: 52g (saturated 4g, trans, 0)
- Cholesterol: 0g
- Sodium: 560mg
- Carbohydrate: 22g (sugar 4g, Fibre 10g);
- Protein: 20g;
- Recommended Daily Allowance. Minerals (RDA): Iron 30% and Calcium (20%); Vitamins: A and C ( 0%) (Bulk Barn)
Note that 50% of the calories come from fat and 22% come from carbohydrates (10% from fibre).
Whole almonds are rich in proteins (20%) and have a substantial amount of iron and calcium. They are also high in fibre.
Also note that compared to whole raw almonds, with 0mg of salt, smoked almonds are very high in salt (560mg). It would be more sensible to snack on raw natural almonds to avoid ingesting high amounts of salt.
How to Store Almonds
Store almonds in an airtight container, in a cool dry place away from heat and sunlight. Avoid storing almonds near foods that emit strong odours, like fish, onions or garlic.