Almonds are such a richly nutritious, body-building food that five or six are as many as anyone should eat at a meal. Almonds are 20% protein by weight, and weight for weight they have a third more protein than eggs.
A great energy food, they also contain an oil that is particularly bland and soothing: almond milk used to be given to babies as one of their first foods.
For children who have a problem with dairy foods, almond milk, which can be bought in some health-food stores, is an excellent substitute for cow's milk with breakfast cereal.
A good source of protein, B vitamins, and zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium.