Where do our almonds come from?
Ecomil, almond milks made where the almonds are grown.
Ecomil’s production centres are located on the east coast of Spain, between Tarragona and
Murcia, in the heart of the Mediterranean. These are privileged regions for the cultivation of
almond trees. Ecomil almond milks are made exclusively from 100% Spanish almonds,
including the Marcona (queen of almonds), Largueta and Comunas varieties. In order to
respect and preserve water resources, the organic almonds we select are cultivated using
dry farming methods.
Why choose organic almond drinks?
Organic almonds are more natural as they do not contain chemicals in the processing of
their cultivation, unlike conventional almonds, which may contain traces of pesticides,
fertilisers, antibiotics, additives and preservatives.
Being more natural, these almonds also help to protect and care for the environment as they
are grown without pesticides, chemical fertilisers and GMOs.
In addition, all our vegetable drinks are controlled and certified according to the European
regulation (EC 834/2007) on products from organic farming.
Organic almonds provide a better conservation of nutrients, intensifying all their properties
and achieving their characteristic intense flavour.
The absence of pesticides or antibiotics has the direct consequence of obtaining a greater
freshness and naturalness of the product, favouring the high quality with which Spanish
organic almonds are recognised.
Benefits of almonds
This seed contains 53.5% of fats which are mainly unsaturated fatty acids that reduce the
risk of coronary heart disease.
Of these, approximately 80% are mono-unsaturated acids (oleic acid) helping to reduce bad
LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol.
Almost three quarters of almonds are complex carbohydrates, i.e. they are an excellent
source of energy and satiety, as they are digested slowly allowing the glycaemic rate to rise
less and over a longer period of time.
Almonds are made up of 15% fibre, 80% of which is insoluble and 20% soluble. Fibre helps
to regulate intestinal transit and quickly produces a satiety effect, ideal for slimming diets.
Vegetable proteins Almonds are rich in protein, containing 19 g of protein per 100 g, almost the same as meat.
Almonds should occupy a privileged place in vegan and vegetarian diets, as 30 g of almonds
provide as much protein as a yoghurt or 150 ml of milk.
Almonds are particularly interesting because they contain calcium, potassium, magnesium
and other minerals, which are involved in the regulation of blood pressure and in the proper
functioning of the neuromuscular system. Almonds also contain small amounts of zinc and
selenium, which are recognised as excellent antioxidants.
Almonds are an exceptional source of vitamin E, with a proportion of 26mg per 100g.