The almond is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East.
The almond is a nutritionally dense food and is a rich source of the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, vitamin E and the essential mineral calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosporus and zinc.
"Sweet almond oil, when topically applied, may help protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. The effect of these rays -- known as ultraviolet, or UV, radiation -- is linked to increased skin aging and various types of skin cancer. A study on the effects of almond oil on skin's exposure to UV radiation, published in the "Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology" in March 2007, concluded that topical almond oil can slow the aging process and prevent structural damage caused by UV rays."
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