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Kitchen Dictionary: almond paste

A mixture of blanched ground almonds, sugar, and glycerin or other liquid. Sometimes almond extract is added. Almond paste is less sweet and slightly coarser than marzipan.


Season: available year-round

How to select: Almond paste should be firm, but pliable. If it becomes hard, soften by heating 2-3 seconds in a microwave.

How to store: Available in cans or plastic packaging. When opened, refrigerate tightly wrapped.

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, firmly packed
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 1039
Calories from Fat 566 (54%)
Total Fat 63.0g 96%
Saturated Fat 6.0g 29%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 0%
Potassium 712mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 108.5g 36%
Dietary Fiber 10.9g 43%
Sugars 10.9g
Protein 20.4g 40%

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