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Prunus dulcis

Cabbage Plant


High in the “good fats, known as “monounsaturated fats”

Almonds are also high in Vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant which may prevent the accumulation of plaque that can clog the arteries.

Almonds may make a good source of nutrients for those who are underweight.

Almond oil is used as a cosmetic to smoothen skin and also in aromatherapy as a carrier for essentials oils from plants.


Bitter almonds can be toxic.
    The bitter almond in its raw state contains traces of a lethal compound which releases cyanide, also known as “prussic acid”.

Although the toxicity is destroyed by heat, the sale of unrefined bitter almonds is prohibited in the United States. 

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