Importance of almonds in our lives

Chef Nitin Shitole, participants, and nutritionist Avanti Deshpande

A unique cookout session was conducted in Pune where almonds were the main ingredient involving unique snacking and festive recipes demonstrated by homemakers of the city.

The session was conducted by chef Nitin Shitole and nutritionist Avanti Deshpande as three homemakers from the city led the way in showcasing how almonds could be made a part of our daily diets through snacking and festival food preparations. Supriya Anansane who prepared lip smacking Almond Granulabar stood first in the snacking session, while Sonal Chaudhari prepared Almond Choco Balls triumphed in the festive session. Both the cookout rounds saw innovative ideas displayed by participants to make snacking more healthier.

The interactive afternoon kickstarted with the three homemakers displaying their culinary skills by demonstrating a recipe each which featured almonds as the hero ingredient in snacking and festive recipes. While the homemakers prepared their dishes, Nutritionist Avanti Deshpande and chef Nitin Shitole shared insights into why almonds make for a healthy snack. Nutritionist Avanti Deshpande highlighted that almonds are a powerhouse of 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium dietary fiber, protein, and more.

Often referred to as the king of nuts, almonds are versatile nuts that form a delicious part of our daily lives and offer natural goodness in every bite. Owing to their crunchy, scrumptious and nutritious nature, almonds can be made a part of our daily diet in various ways.

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