Diwali is around the corner. It’s high time to celebrate the victory of good over evil and welcome goddess Lakshmi in full spirit. Marked by earthen diyas (lamps), colourful rangolis, twinkling fairy lights, scrumptious sweets and a host of family get-togethers, Diwali, for many Indians, is one of the most-awaited festivals of the year.

With Diwali, comes the tradition of exchanging gifts which embodies the essence of the festival. Though there’s nothing sweeter than spending Diwali with your loved ones, a thoughtful gift like almonds will bring a sweet smile on their faces and will also help take care of their health in the long run.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your friends and family this Diwali, here are four reasons why almonds should be on top of your list:

Showcase thoughtfulness and care

Almonds are a good gift that can showcase the giver’s thoughtfulness and intent to secure good health of the receiver. They are a rich source of 15 essential nutrients including vitamin E, dietary fibre, protein, riboflavin, manganese, folate amongst others, making them a nutritious choice of gift.

Good snacking choice

By sharing almonds with your friends and family, one will be giving them the gift of good health and offer them a healthier snacking option. They could include them in traditional festive snacks, keep a handful nearby when hunger strikes while travelling or watching a movie. Almonds are convenient to carry and can be eaten anytime, making them a good snack.

Versatile

Nutritional benefits aside, almonds are crunchy nuts which can be paired with almost any food item. Whether you use them as an ingredient in a traditional festive recipe or dinner, almonds are a healthy and tasty alternative that can easily be added to any recipe preparation. So by gifting your snack pack of almonds to friends, one can help in keeping a versatile ingredient around the house.

Add a bout of energy to the festivities with almonds

With festivities abuzz and many get-togethers to be planned, one has to keep their energy levels up through the Diwali celebrations. Almonds are a rich source of vitamin B2, known for its role in reducing tiredness and fatigue and can be a good food to keep handy during the festivities.