Mamra is a term that specifies crispy and crunchy texture of a snack (murmura in Hindi). Probably the crunchy texture of this Iranian Badam is the reason why it has acquired the name Mamra Badam.
Mamra Badams have unique cervical shape and are one of the most expensive of all almonds in the market.
Mamra almonds are cultivated widely in the cold-rocky plains of Iran, in Afghanistan and in the Kashmir valley of India. This is because the Mamra Badam trees need sandy, loamy or clayey soils a pH of about 1.5% for best yield. Mamra almond seedlings should be planted in well-drained soil with the required pH although they also tolerate acidic, neutral and alkaline pH levels. The production is very less and it is limited by geographic spread. Along with quality and locational constraints for growth mentioned before This is the reason why mamra badams are expensive
Mamra Badams were mostly consumed by the royalty and is also considered as a status symbol in the present days.
Mamra among all other almond types contains up to 50% oil whereas normal California almond only contains 25–30% oil in it. Mamra Almonds Are Rich Source Of Proteins, Amino Acids, and Minerals & Vitamins. While it is beneficial for pregnant ladies (unless they are allergic to almonds), the diet conscious would prefer the lesser expensive California Almond variety for regular consumption.
Mamra Badams are richer in oil when compared to other almond types and are beneficial in increasing the good cholesterol. Mamra Badams are full of monounsaturated fatty acids that can elevate the levels of “good” cholesterol, or high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Therefore, mamra badam has good cholesterol.
Mamra Badam is known to help conditions such as Coronary Artery Disease & Strokes By favouring healthy blood lipid profile. Mamra Badam help to prevent skin disorder, anaemia & respiratory Diseases.
Generally Badams of any variety are best consumed after soaking and it is so with Mamra Badams too. The skin of badams have tannin, which prohibits absorption of nutrients. Hence soaking overnight and subsequently removing the skin before consuming gives best benefits of badams.
The source of nutrients in the Mamra Badam is in its oil. Although the oil content is higher in Mamra Badam when compared to other Badam varieties, it can elevate the levels of “good” cholesterol, or high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and can also lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoproteins (LDL), when it replaces saturated and trans fats.
- What is the benefit of Mamra Badam?
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, Anaemia & Respiratory Diseases