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Why Should You Go Nuts for Nut Butters

Why Should You Go Nuts for Nut Butters

You have seen them all; the fads that have come and gone. We are asked questions such as why should I use them? What makes them so special?

Nut and seed butters have many benefits that are becoming more and more well-known. With each type of butter comes different although often similar, benefits.

A Quick Run Down

Nut butters have become increasingly common since the onset of wide spread nut allergies, particularly peanut allergies. This may sound odd, but there are plenty of nut and seed butter alternatives that you can enjoy WITHOUT worrying about your allergies getting in the way. If you show any symptoms of nut allergies, you must seek medical advice.  If you are given the all clear, you are ready to explore the world of delicious nut and seed butters.

Tell Me Some More Information

Nut butters contain some pretty important nutrients, including:

  • Protein
  • Healthy Fats
  • Fibre
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals

If you are told to stay away from nuts, seed butters can be your saviour. Seed butters such as Sunflower Seed Butter can be higher in healthy, poly-unsaturated fats. Another example, Soy Nut Butter, which has been noted as having a similar taste to peanut butter, has been said to be higher in protein and lower in fat than the average nut butter. So, hope is not lost for those with nut allergies. However, it is important not to over indulge with nut butters due to the level of fats.

What Are Some of My Options?

In terms of nut butters, some of your options include:

  • Almond Butter
  • Macadamia Nut Butter
  • Cashew Butter
  • Hazelnut Butter
  • Brazil Butter

In terms of seed butters, some of your options include:

  • Tahini (Sesame Seed) Butter
  • Sunflower Seed Butter
  • Chia Seed Butter

The main benefit of these butters is that they are good for maintaining a healthy heart, especially those with solid levels of Omega-3. Plus, these butters can be used for cooking as well as spreads so they are versatile too!  

So there you go, some food for thought and some alternatives to help you stay away from t peanut butter (if you are allergic to peanuts).

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