We Earthlings: Apples vs. Almonds — Water Use & Fiber Content

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comparison of water use for growing apples versus almonds

Water usage and what we get in return is a challenging issue to track when making a buying decision. Here, we compare the water use involved in producing a pound of apples and a pound of almonds. While the almonds require 10 times the water as apples do, they deliver five times the dietary fiber. Your decisions about how much fiber you eat can be adjusted to achieve a lower, healthier mix. It’s not a matter of abandoning one or the other crop, but mixing them appropriately.

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