Nut butter is delicious, creamy and rich in flavour. It's no surprise that so many people are awakening to the charms of these nutty jars of goodness. Packed with healthy fats and rich in vitamins, eating nut butter as part of a balanced diet is an excellent way to take care of your body, and your taste buds! Here are some facts we think you should know about nut butter, that is if you're not already totally convinced.
My mother always told me that walnuts are great for your brain because they're shaped just like one! Though I'm not sure about the evidence she used for her theory, it is true that walnuts are filled with vitamins that promote healthy brain function.
They are also one of the best plant based sources of omega-3, helping to maintain healthy blood pressure levels and ensure the overall health of the heart. Not only that, walnut butter offers nut butters usual heart boosting properties through their healthy fats and vitamin E, which has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Try our date and walnut spread, its a delicious treat that your body will love.
Nut butters are an excellent source of protein and fibre, nutrients that are known to increase feelings of fullness and satisfaction after eating. They're also a great source of magnesium and phosphorus, properties which mean they can benefit muscle function and bone mass, respectively.
Not only are Nutcessity nut butters great tasting, they're also great for you and the planet! Our nut butters have no added sugar, are plant based, organic and they're free of palm oil, gluten, peanut and plastic! Whew, whats not to love?
Almonds are the healthiest source of antioxidants like vitamin E - a single tablespoon or almond butter has 25% of your daily requirement! also packed with omega-3 fatty acids, almond butter works wonders for the health of your skin.
Almonds are a fascinating nut, they are part of the rose family and are often referred to as “the queen of the rose family.” The fuzzy shell around the almond nut feels a little like a peach, and that’s because other family members of the almond are the peach (and the apricot).
Hazelnuts are loaded with nutrients, vitamins and healthy fats. They're high in fibre, potassium and zinc and can go a long way to improving overall bodily health when eaten as part of a healthy diet.
Did you know that hazelnuts have a rich lore in the Greek and Roman mythology? So much so that it was customary in Ancient Rome to offer a hazelnut plant, the Corylus avellana as a gift, in the belief that it brought happiness to those who received it. On the other hand, in the French literary tradition this plant symbolizes fertility.
Cashew butter may not contain omega-3 fatty acids like the other nut butters mentioned, but it is one of the greatest sources of monounsaturated fatty acids, essential amino acids, and magnesium. These nutrients are extremely beneficial for blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol control, bone health, the immune system, and your metabolism.
Cashew butter is known for its ability to help control blood-sugar levels, isn't that amazing news! Eating it as part of a well rounded diet helps with decreasing the body's insulin resistance and burning excess sugar, meaning it could even help to thwart diabetes.
So, however you choose to eat your deliciously healthy nut butter - whether its straight out of the jar, with your breakfast or as part of a recipe for baked goods, we've got you covered.