Almonds contain about 20% high quality protein and only 5% carbohydrates. They are therefore a good herbal protein supplier and also a favourite of vegetarians and vegans due to their relatively high iron content.

In addition, calcium and magnesium occur in the cores in a beneficial ratio of 2: 1. Both minerals are involved in muscle and bone metabolism. They enter the bloodstream via the same mechanism. If one of the minerals is in excess, the other will be inferior.

The vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin), which are abundant in almonds, are responsible, among other things, for energy production in the metabolism. B6 (pyridoxine) is important for the nervous and immune systems, while vitamin E protects the cells from free radicals.