Antioxidant Inspiration

Do you know which type of vitamin E the human body absorbs best? It’s called alpha-tocopherol (AT) vitamin E, and California Almonds are one of the leading food sources of this important antioxidant. It’s a good thing too because most Americans get only half of their recommended vitamin E each day, providing yet another reason to include almonds in your product or on the menu.

  • Alpha-tocopherol vitamin E may help neutralize nasty free radicals that can damage cells, tissues, and even DNA.
  • Researchers have linked free radicals to the development of some chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. An ounce of almonds unleashes 35% of the Daily Value for vitamin E to help fight the good fight.1
  • A one-ounce serving of almonds contains a similar amount of total polyphenols as one cup of green tea and ½ cup of steamed broccoli.2




1. In addition to being an excellent source of vitamin E, one ounce of almonds also offers: fiber (4g); calcium (75mg); protein (6g); iron (1.0mg); potassium (200mg); saturated fat (1g); unsaturated fat (13g).

2. Milbury, P.E.; Chen, C.; Dolnikowski, G.; Blumberg, J. Determination of flavonoids and phenolics and their distribution in almonds. J. Agric. Food Chem, 2006, 54,5027-5023.