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Nutritional Facts on Sprouted Almonds

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author image Graham Ulmer
Graham Ulmer began writing professionally in 2006 and has been published in the "Military Medicine" journal. He is a certified strength-and-conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ulmer holds a Master of Science in exercise science from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Washington State University.
Nutritional Facts on Sprouted Almonds
You can sprout almonds by soaking them in water for 10 to 12 hours. Photo Credit almond image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com

Almonds are a naturally rich source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Sprouted almonds are soaked in water for several hours, which activates live enzymes inside the nut and enhances its nutritional value. Sprouted almonds generally have more nutritional value and less fat than regular almonds. You can either sprout almonds yourself, or purchase pre-sprouted almonds.

Caloric Value

A 1-ounce serving of sprouted almonds, which is about 24 nuts, contains about 163 calories with 99 calories coming from fat. One serving of sprouted almonds accounts for about 8 percent of your total calories, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Fats

One ounce of sprouted almonds contains just over 11.25 grams of total fat, most of which come from healthy fats. By comparison, a 1-ounce serving of raw almonds contains 12.8 grams of fat, or about 13 percent more calories from fat than sprouted almonds.

Carbs

A 1-ounce serving of sprouted almonds contains 6 grams of carbohydrates, or about 2 percent the daily value for this nutrient. Of those 6 grams of carbs, 3.5 grams are from fiber, a non-digestible form of carbohydrate that cleanses the colon and promotes digestive health.

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Protein

Sprouted almonds are a natural source of protein with 6 grams per 1-ounce serving. Protein is the building block of all the body's cells; the body needs significant amounts of this nutrient to repair and synthesize new tissue. Protein should account for 10 to 15 percent of your daily total calories, so a serving of sprouted almonds represents a little more than 10 percent the daily value for this nutrient, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Vitamins and Minerals

Almonds are naturally high in several vitamins and minerals. Sprouted almonds are particularly high in B vitamins, which help convert carbohydrates into usable energy and regulate heart and nervous system function. A 1-ounce serving of sprouted almonds contains 0.35 grams of vitamin B2 and 0.99 grams of vitamin B-3. That same size serving of sprouted almonds are contains 7 milligrams of vitamin E, 200 milligrams of potassium and 75 milligrams of calcium.

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