Q: I love peanut butter, but what is there to know about it?
A: Well, you might not know that peanuts are a legume, even though they’re often categorized with almonds, walnuts, pecans and other fatty nuts. Of course, it’s all the good fats, like what you’d find in seeds. So while many of us grew up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, there are a variety of nut and seed butters available today which are actually more nutritious than peanut butter. With a growing number of school lunchrooms not allowing peanut products, using one of these other nut- or seed-based spreads is a healthy replacement.
Q: What other type of nut butters are available?
A: A variety of nut butters are available and each has its own health benefits. Take a look below at some of the best nut and seed butter options:
Q: What If I want to make my own nut butters?
A: That’s an excellent idea! All it takes to make your own nut butters are nuts and a food processor (or really strong blender). When you’re purchasing nut or seed butters, keep in mind the only ingredients necessary for any nut/seed butter, is the nut/seed itself. There is absolutely no need (or place) for artificial ingredients in your nut and seed butters! You can also mix and match nuts and add different ingredients to your homemade nut butters. Be creative and go nuts!