What are nut butters?
Nut butters are essentially whole nuts that have been ground up into a smooth, creamy consistency. Some are commercially sold in their natural state with no additives, while some have flavourings and preservatives mixed in.
At Amazin’ Graze, we are, as always, committed to your health. Our nut butters are made from 100% natural nuts, lightly roasted and stone-ground. All Amazin’ Nut Butters have no added salt, refined sugar, or preservatives.
What is stone grinding?
Stone-grinding is an ancient method of using perfectly smooth granite wheels to grind food at a low temperature. This is a superior method to commercial processing (using blades that generate heat) as it preserves the nutrients and flavours of the nuts while maintaining a silky-smooth texture.
Is nut butter better than regular nuts?
Because nut butters are essentially nuts that are ground up, they are nutritionally similar to regular nuts. However, given their creamy texture, nut butters are far more versatile and offer more creative uses than regular nuts – they can be easily spread, mixed smoothly into liquids (e.g. yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies), used as a dip, and much more! They are also suitable for people who are unable to chew hard nuts, but still want all the health benefits that nuts have to offer!
What’s the difference between my Amazin’ Nut Butter and commercial peanut butter?
Fun fact: Peanuts aren’t actually nuts at all! They belong to a class of food called “legumes”, like beans and peas.
Thus, the nutrition profile of nut butters is quite different from peanut butter. Nut butters typically contain:
Significantly lower amounts of unhealthy saturated fat
Higher amounts of heart healthy unsaturated fat and Omega-3 fatty acids
Higher amounts of dietary fibre
Higher amounts of Vitamin E and selenium (antioxidants that fight oxidative damage in the body)
Higher amounts of minerals like iron, copper and magnesium