Almonds contain a number of nutrients that have outstanding health benefits, particularly for your heart. They are a good source of Vitamin E; just one handful of almonds provides more than 70% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of this powerful antioxidant! Almonds are a source of healthy oils, mainly monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. Almonds are naturally low in sugars and a source of protein and fibre to help promote a healthy digestive system and keep you feeling fuller for longer. They are particularly useful if you are trying to watch your weight. Almonds also contain many other beneficial nutrients such as magnesium, copper, manganese and calcium, which is needed for optimal bone health and iron and zinc, which are essential for energy production and normal bodily function. Australian Almonds are freshest during the autumn and early winter months.