Almonds are technically the seed of the almond fruit.? Like most whole foods, they are naturally rich in a variety of nutrients and antioxidants that help your body thrive which includes monounsaturated fats, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin E, Calcium, Fiber and Protein.? Also, the almond skin is rich in antioxidants including phenols, flavonoids and phenolic acids. Go ahead and enjoy this whole food to your heart content!!