Subject: Celebrating the Holidays with Almonds

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Celebrating the Holidays with Almonds | Almond Board of California | November-December
New Holiday Food Traditions
As we head into the holiday season, meals to celebrate with family and friends is likely a topic you’ll be talking about with your clients. While we tend to think of holidays as being filled with the same family foods year after year, survey data from Nielsen found that consumers are shifting away from traditional holiday eating to include more foods and ingredients from different cultures.1
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Almond Recipes from Around the World
Send your clients these almond-inspired recipes to add flavors from different countries into their holiday meals.
Toasted Almond Poblano Mole Sauce Vegetable Biryani
Holy mole! This traditional Mexican dish with #Almonds will pack a different kind of flavor in your traditional holiday meals. Add a different culture’s food to your holiday traditions by adding this Indian Vegetable Biryani with #Almonds dish to your #Friendsgiving meal this season!
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Research Update
Snacking has become nearly universal behavior in the United States, with an estimated 94% of Americans eating at least one snack per day.2 With the trend of increasing snacking frequency and snack size,3 combined with continued increases in obesity rates and widespread nutrient shortfalls, it becomes increasingly important to identify snacks that satisfy while still being healthful. This comes in especially handy during the holiday season!
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Helpful Handouts
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Almond Love
Thanks to everyone who is talking about almonds on social media! Here’s a shout-out to two of our favorite recent almond mentions.
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One of my favorites from FNCE is this colorful container to hold one serving (1/4 cup) of almonds! @californiaalmonds handed out this cute product during the expo.

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Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as a part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28 grams) has 13 grams of unsaturated fat and only 1 gram of saturated fat.
1. Nielsen Omnibus Survey. Nielsen. 2016.
https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2016/tradition-tradeouts--the-new-holiday-normal.html.
2. Hartman Group. Spotlight on Snacking. March 15, 2015.
3. Piernas C, Popkin BM. Snacking increased among U.S. adults between 1977 and 2006. J Nutr 2010; 140:325-332