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Increased consumption of plant foods high in dietary fiber and phytochemicals is associated with a reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. As part of a healthful diet and lifestyle, almond consumption promotes satiety, serum cholesterol reduction, and blood sugar control by serving as a good source of monounsaturated fat, dietary fiber, phytochemicals, and vitamin E. Awareness of the health benefits of whole almonds and their components could provide additional appeal for consumers and add value to food manufacturers reformulating products to provide higher levels of fiber and other important nutrients.