Almonds | Ground

Almonds | Ground

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Naturally gluten-free, ground almonds are ideal for bakes, batters and curries – and our favourite pudding of all, the humble Bakewell Tart. Ground almonds are a versatile ingredient with various uses and benefits:

  1. Gluten-Free Baking: Ground almonds are commonly used in gluten-free baking as a substitute for wheat flour. They provide structure and moisture to baked goods without the need for gluten.

  2. Nutritional Benefits: Almonds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, fibre, vitamins (such as vitamin E), and minerals (like magnesium and calcium). Using ground almonds in recipes can add these nutritional benefits to your diet.

  3. Texture Enhancement: Ground almonds can enhance the texture of baked goods, making them moister and denser compared to those made with regular flour. This can be desirable in certain recipes such as cakes, cookies, and muffins.

  4. Flavour Enrichment: Almonds have a naturally sweet and nutty flavour that can enhance the taste of various dishes. Ground almonds can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes to add a subtle almond flavour.

  5. Binding Agent: In recipes where eggs or gluten act as binding agents, ground almonds can serve a similar purpose. They help hold ingredients together and contribute to the structure of the final product.

  6. Thickening Agent: Ground almonds can be used as a thickening agent in sauces, soups, and stews. They add body and richness to the dish while also imparting a nutty flavour.

  7. Coating for Frying: Ground almonds can be used as a coating for frying foods such as chicken or fish. They create a crispy outer layer while adding a delicious nutty flavour.

  8. Dairy-Free Alternative: Ground almonds can be used as a dairy-free alternative in recipes that call for milk or cream. Almond milk, made from ground almonds and water, can be used in cooking and baking to achieve a creamy texture without dairy.

  9. Healthy Snacking: Ground almonds can be incorporated into homemade energy bars, granola, or trail mix for a nutritious and satisfying snack option.

  10. Low Glycemic Index: Almonds have a low glycemic index, meaning they cause a slower and more gradual rise in blood sugar levels compared to high-glycemic-index foods. This can be beneficial for individuals managing their blood sugar levels.

Orders will sent in paper bags. We recommend storing ground almonds in an airtight container. Please note that due to the open nature of our shop, we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination of allergens.