Everyone loves good nuts. Even more so, people love good nut butter. These might include dry roasted peanuts, but there are so many different kinds of nut butter that you can try.
Here is a quick list of some of the most popular and interesting nut butter that you should try as a spread.
1) Peanut Butter
The most well-known and most popular of all types of nut butter, peanut butter is made of dry roasted peanuts and neutral oil. Every year, over 290 million Americans consume protein-rich nut butter.
Peanut butter can come in a wide variety of variants, including creamy and crunchy. Some people get concerned about the high-fat content of peanut butter.
However, the kind of fats peanut butter provides is considered ‘good’ fats. So healthy peanut butter isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
2) Hazelnut Butter
Hazelnut butter isn’t as popular in the United States, but you can find it. If you are into Nutella, hazelnut butter shares the same taste.
Hazelnut butter can be made from both baked or roasted hazelnuts. They are chock full of benefits, such as weight gain reduction, heart health, reducing inflammation, helping with bowel movements, and for the men improved sperm count.
3) Cashew Butter
Cashew butter has a pretty history. It was produced during the Cold War for the U.S. Military to distribute to active troops. Now, it’s more of a commercial success and a great alternative to peanut butter.
They are high in protein, vitamin B, and unsaturated fats, so they are nutritious to use in nut butter. As a bonus, they can be used as an alternative to making tahini with.
4) Acorn Butter
Acorns come from any kind of oak tree, and they can be found everywhere. Acorns are bursting with vitamins and health benefits that make them a great option to make into butter.
They possess high levels of potassium and iron as well as a lot of both vitamins A and E. Not to mention they are low in calories, which makes them great for when you’re on a diet. You don’t have to be a squirrel to enjoy acorn butter.
5) Mixed-Nut Butter
As the name suggests, this butter is made of several different kinds of nuts. These can include healthy peanuts, cashews, and any number of other nuts including even pistachios and chia seeds!
Most mixed-nut butter is made with about three different nuts, but some have been made with seven or more different nuts, compounding the health benefits.
If you’re into trying new things, a mixed-nut butter would be a great option for you.
The Many Kinds With and Without Dry Roasted Peanuts
There are so many kinds of butter out there you can use they both include and exclude dry roasted peanuts. Peanut butter will always be a classic, but there are several other kinds of fantastic nut butter to choose from.
Let your taste buds run free for once and try something new. Before you know it, you might be enjoying cashew butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch!
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