The word Greek amygdálē came to Latin as amygdăla, in turn derived from vulgar Latin amyndŭla. That is the closest etymological antecedent of almond, a term that refers to fruit that the almond tree gives.
Before proceeding further, it is important to note that the almond it’s a tree which can reach a height of about eight meters. It belongs to the Rosaceae family group and its wood stands out for its hardness.
The almond is the fruit of this tree. It is a drupe: a fruit that has a unique seed, a endocarp woody structure and a mesocarp meaty type.
Oblong in shape, the almond has a hard shell that cannot be eaten. The edible part is the seed, which is covered by a movie cinnamon.
Almonds provide fibers, protein, potassium, match, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 Y folic acid, among other minerals and nutrients. Its consumption helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and contributes to the strengthening of the bones, teeth, skin and hair.
USA is the main producer of almonds at the level world. Behind appear Spain, Iran, Morocco Y Turkey.
It is common for almonds to be used to make sweet Y desserts. The Marzipan, for example, it is a paste that is produced with ground almonds and sugar. Many almonds are also made nougat.
The call almond milk, meanwhile, it is made with almond paste or ground almonds mixed with Water. This milk is a whitish juice that has nothing to do with the substance secreted by mammals.