Important nutritious and health benefits of Mamra Almonds

Mamra Giri Almonds

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We hope that you are doing great. In this article, we will share the important health benefits, nutritious facts of Mamra Almonds, and we will see why this variety of Mamra almond is so expensive.

Most popular type of almonds available

In India, we see mostly 3 types of almonds in retail shops. These almonds varieties can be classified under following

American/Spanish almonds:  Most available variety. It is also the cheapest variety

Indian Gurbandi almonds: These small size, bitter sweet almonds are also popular. They are moderately priced

Mamra almonds: These almonds with their unique cervical shape are one of the most expensive almonds we find in the market. They normally sell 3 times that of their American peers. Overall they constitute 5% of global production.

you should know that 85% almonds harvested in Iran are Mamra (Mamra Giri) Almonds.

In this article, we are going to cover details on Mamra almonds.

How to identify Mamra almonds with other variety of almonds

Mamra Almond are concave in shape i.e. they possess a cavity from the front and are not convex from both sides as American almond.

Also Mamra almond is not tasty and sweet as American badam taste, but its taste can be overcome by its unique beneficial properties.

Nutritious facts and health benefits of Mamra Almonds

Mamra almonds being a native of cold-rocky plains of Iran/Afganistan/Kashmir valley is full of amazing health benefits. Some of the benefits of the Mamra almonds are:

Richness of good oil in Mamra almonds

Mamra among contains up to 50% oil whereas normal American almond only contains 25–30% oil in it. Oil in the almond is the main storage unit of nutrition in the almond. Apart from qualitatively, mamra almond is much more nutritive than other species of almond.

Most Organic variety available

Mamra almonds cultivation is organic in nature or with least chemicals. They are delivered to consumers in as natural condition as possible.

Health benefits of Mamra almonds

Mamra Almonds Are Rich Source Of Proteins, Minerals & Vitamins. It Prevents Coronary Artery Disease & Strokes By Favouring Healthy Blood Lipid Profile. It Prevents Skin Disorder, Anemia & Respiratory Diseases

Why are Mamra Almonds so expensive?

Mamra almonds accounts for roughly 5% of total global almond production. They are grown only in selected regions, and with traditional kind (unlike technical innovations for Americans almonds). They were also favorites of lot of kinds and emperors over the time. It is due to supply side crunch, along with their historical and geographical values that made Mamra almonds a premium variety of almonds in the world.


We have covered important properties and benefits of Mamra almonds. If in case you have any questions, you can write to us in discussion thread.


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