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I agree, but I suspect that the author was also trying to emphasize
the idea that if you had to survive on a single variety of food, the
allemonde, er, almond ... that's the best one 
Perhaps that's what the author meant, but it's unlikely to be true. You
couldn't survive on almonds alone.
Looking at the rest of the paragraph, a more likely interpretation is
"If you listed your foods in priority order, then perhaps almonds should
be at the top of the list".
The rest of the paragraph was supplied in the middle of the thread by
someone who was not the OP. (But I'm not going to go through many posts
to figure out who it was.) At that point the answer to the question
became clearer. Yet another illustration that context is usually needed
to decipher an isolated sentence.
Peter Moylan http://www.pmoylan.org
Newcastle, NSW, Australia