Premium California Sprouted Almonds with Olive Oil

Deep in the heart of the rich California Central Valley grows the majority of all the almonds in the world. We select a special variety from the hundreds available to make premium Americona Sprouted Almonds. Our advanced proprietary "sprouting" process takes a hundred times longer than regular roasting to produce an almond totally unique and wonderfully delicious. Our "activating" process guarantees peak nutrition, crisp delicious taste and easy digestion. Americona Sprouted Almonds are a one of a kind, flavorful, ultra nutritious almond. Processed only in 100% pure olive oil and optionally seasoned with Sea Salt. You will find Americona Almonds a healthy and special treat.

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Naturally Delicious, Healthy and Full of Flavor

Affordable California Sprouted Almonds at the peak of their nutritional value. Made only with California Almonds.

Salted & No Salt

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Americona Premium Sprouted Almonds

While our delicious flavor, appearance and crunch keeps the customer coming back for more. It’s our superior nutritional value and digestibility that sets us apart. Americona Sprouted Almonds provide the nutrients your body craves. Our proprietary sprouting process makes the healthy proteins, omega oils, soluble fibers, vitamins and minerals more readily available for absorption and utilization. Think of it this way, a regular raw almond is in a dormant state, doing all it can to protect itself until nature sets it up for germination. Have you ever thought about what a seed really is? Underneath it’s husk, that small darling contains all of the nutrients it needs to initiate the rapid cell division and biochemical processes required to make a plant. That’s impressive! In their dried ‘seed’ state, the majority of these micro-and macronutrients are stored away, just biding their time in dormancy. However, germination triggers a quick transformation whereby all of the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids begin to multiply. And multiply. And multiply.

Most people consume seeds (nuts, grains, legumes) that are in a hibernation phase – either raw or cooked – when their nutrients are locked up tight by deactivators such as phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors. These dormant seeds are more difficult to digest and can block nutrient absorption and uptake. In order to maximize the nourishing potential of seeds (nuts, grains, legumes), we need to unlock them with a simple and common-sense key: give them life. Allow them to grow, and they will repay you in spades.

Roasted vs Sprouted 'Activated' Almonds

Roasted vs Sprouted "Activated" Almonds

A longtime favorite for many cultures across the world ‘activated' almonds are considered "brain food". They are more digestible and more nutritious than natural or roasted almonds.

Raw almonds contain certain phytochemicals that prevent your body from receiving the full benefit of the nutrients almonds contain.

Our proprietary activation process deactivates the enzyme inhibitors and brings the nut to life. Once the almonds have germinated (sprouted), they are then dried at low temperatures (40 degrees) over a 24-hour period. Sprouted almonds have a similar flavor and texture to roasted.

According to Lisa Yates, nutritionist with Nuts for Life, “Activation is like sprouting of grains (wheat or barley grass) or sprouting of seeds (mung bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts). It converts some of the starch to simpler sugars, converts some of the protein as the emerging seed is breaking these down for fuel for its new growth.

Almonds provide 28 essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, fiber and protein. Top of the list is the natural antioxidant, Vitamin E, and there are also good amounts of fiber and protein as well as quantities of B vitamins and minerals. They are also a fantastic source of calcium.

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Nutritional Benefits

Americona Almonds don't just taste great, they are packed with nutitional value.


Activation Process

  • Soaked in water for up to 24 hours and dried at low heat to initiate germination
  • Enzyme Inhibiters Released - Phytic Acid breaks down allowing for increased absorption of important vitamins & minerals including:
    • Vitamin E – Key antioxidant for cardiovascular support and other major diseases
    • Iron – Supports building red blood cells
    • Magnesium – Benefits over 300 bodily functions including blood pressure control
    • Zinc – Supports Immunity
    • Other Antioxidants – Protecting from oxidative damage, a major contributor to aging and disease.

The Key: Phytic Acid Breakdown

  • Naturally found in almonds, Phytic Acid hinders mineral absorption because it binds to the minerals. This is natures way of protecting the nut until it is ready to germinate
  • Phytic Acid is broken down during sprouting process allowing the nut to release its powerful nutrients
"Phytic Acid can block the absorption of minerals by binding to them. It is an issue as almonds become a dietary staple. Nut butters and flours should also be taken into account. – Nutritionist Jackie Lynch / UK Daily Mail, May 3, 2015"

The King of Nuts

Nutrient profile - 1 small hand full of almonds (28g) -- Nutrients are enhanced by sprouting.

  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 14g (9g monosaturated)
  • Vitamin E: 37% RDA
  • Manganese: 37% RDA
  • Magnesium: 20% RDA
  • Copper, Iron, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Zinc
  • 161 Calories and 2.5g Carbohydrates

Antioxidant

  • Almonds are high in antioxidants that can protect your cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to ageing and disease.
  • Antioxidants help to protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
  • The powerful antioxidants in almonds are largely concentrated in the brown layer of the skin.
  • For this reason, blanched almonds (skin removed) are not the best choice from a health perspective.
  • A clinical trial of 60 male smokers found that 84 grams (about 3 ounces) of almonds per day reduced oxidative stress biomarkers by 23-34%, over a 4 week period.
  • These findings support those of another study, which found that eating almonds with main meals reduced some markers of oxidative damage.

High in Vitamin E

  • Almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E. Getting plenty of vitamin E from foods is linked to numerous health benefits.
  • Vitamin E is the name for a group of fat soluble antioxidants
  • These antioxidants tend to build up in cell membranes in the body, protecting the cells from oxidative damage.
  • Almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E, with just one ounce providing 37% of the recommended daily intake.
  • Several studies have linked higher vitamin E intake with lower rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

Blood Sugar Control

  • Almonds are extremely high in magnesium, a mineral that most people don’t get enough of. High magnesium intake may have major benefits for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
  • Nuts are low in carbs, but high in healthy fats, protein and fiber, perfect for diabetics
  • Almonds have a remarkably high amount of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is a mineral involved in more than 300 bodily processes, including blood sugar control.
  • The current recommended intake for magnesium is 310-420 mg. Two ounces of almonds provide almost half of that, with 150 mg of this important mineral.
  • 25-38% of type 2 diabetics are deficient in magnesium, and correcting the deficiency significantly lowers blood sugar levels and improves the function of insulin.
  • People without diabetes also see major reductions in insulin resistance when supplementing with magnesium .
  • This indicates that high magnesium foods (like almonds) may be beneficial for prevention of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, both of which are massive health problems today.

Ingredients Salted
Ingredients - No Salt
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Where to Buy Americona Premium Almonds



Sprouts Farmers Market
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True Food Kitchen
Available in All Markets
Whole Foods
Available in Select Markets
Fresh Thyme
Coming in March

Sprouts Farmers Market
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Sprouts Farmers Market
True Food Kitchen
Mount Hope Wholesale
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Sprouted Almonds and Olive Oil

Affordable California Sprouted Almonds at the peak of their nutritional value.

About Us

We have been in the Natural Food business since 1972. Our goal is to deliver unparalleled customer service and a growing portfolio of products at the most competitive price levels. Our team of professionals has worked closely with Almond growers, roasters, distributors and wholesalers around the world. With our breadth of experience and established distribution channels we are able to offer the individual buyer the most select nuts available in the market today. Americona Almonds are a premium brand of almonds grown exclusively in California. With a unique method of processing we are able to deliver a "Signature" flavor that is simply delicious. We know you will enjoy the great taste and generous list of health benefits that almonds provide!

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28150 N. Alma School Parkway #103-450
Scottsdale, AZ 85262, US
Phone: (480) 948-0570