Toast slivered almonds by baking them in the oven, cooking them on the stovetop or microwaving them on a microwave-safe plate. Although microwave-toasting doesn't give the nuts the same golden color, it's the fastest method for cooking crunchy nuts with toasted flavor.Continue Reading
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or place a large, heavy-bottomed skillet on the stove. Heat it over medium heat until warmth can be felt when placing a hand over the bottom of the skillet.
Add nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. When toasting slivered almonds on the stovetop, add them to the preheated, ungreased pan. When toasting slivered almonds in the microwave, add the nuts and a little bit of butter to a microwave-safe plate.
Bake slivered almonds to approximately 10 to 15 minutes or cook them on the stovetop over medium heat for approximately seven to 10 minutes or until the almonds are golden. Stir the nuts every few minutes for even browning. Microwave slivered almonds for approximately four to five minutes on high. Stir the microwaving nuts every minute until they are crisp and have a toasted flavor.
The health benefits of eating almonds include high nutritional intake, increased heart health, help with weight maintenance and diabetes control, reports SFGate. Eating almonds also helps lower cholesterol levels, prevent colon cancer and prolong life, states Medical News Today. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, B vitamins, monounsaturated fat and essential minerals, adds Fox News Health.Full Answer >
A 1-ounce serving of almonds, or approximately 24 nuts, contains 164 calories. Of those calories, 127 come from fat, and the almonds contain a total of about 14 grams of fat.Full Answer >
Many types of almonds contain trace amounts of cyanide, activated by chewing, but do not contain any arsenic. Some Levantine almonds are activated simply by the handling processes involved in common harvesting.Full Answer >
While almonds are a healthy source of vitamins and fats, eating too many can have unintended consequences, such as weight gain, interactions with medications, vitamin E overdose and gastrointestinal problems, according to MD-Health.com. Packed with 14 grams of fat and 163 calories per ounce, it is important not to overdo it on these nutritional powerhouses to avoid possibly dangerous consequences.Full Answer >