Pulvis Amygdalae Compositus. Br. Compound Powder of Almonds.

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Related entry: Almonds

Confectio Amygdalae; Conserva Amygdalarum; Confection of Almond; Conserve d'Amandes, Fr.; Mandelconserve, G.

"Sweet Almonds, 60 grammes; Refined Sugar, in powder, 30 grammes; Gum Acacia, in powder, 10 grammes. Blanch and dry the Almonds; reduce them to a coarse powder; mix the Gum Acacia and Sugar; add to the powdered Almonds; mix." Br.

This is the old Almond Confection in powder form. It is intended to afford a speedy method of preparing the almond mixture, which, when made immediately from the almonds, requires much time, and which cannot be kept ready made. But from its liability to be injured by keeping, it was omitted from the U. S. Pharm., which directs the emulsion of almond to be made immediately from the ingredients.

Off. Prep.—Mistura Amygdalae, Br.

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.