An example is the delicious 100% Peanut Butter that is ranked among nuts, despite the fact that peanuts are actually legumes. In addition, there are also nut butters that combine other ingredients for a more complete taste, such as the Cashew Butter with Coconut, White Choco and Blueberries.
However, nut butters are popular not only because of their delicious taste, but also because of their unique properties, for example, a high content of healthy fats. These are monounsaturated fatty acids, the intake of which is necessary for the proper function of all vital processes in the body. Monounsaturated fatty acids are also known as omega-9 and the most popular member of this group is oleic acid. It affects optimal blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Thus, monounsaturated fats can be especially beneficial, and not only for people with elevated blood cholesterol levels. That is, of course, in case you increase the intake of healthy fats and consume less saturated fats.
Uses of nut butters
Nut butters have a wide range of uses in the kitchen. You can enjoy them on their own straight out of the jar, or use them to enrich your recipes. Thus, your dishes will not only taste delicious, but also contain a lot of beneficial nutrients. You can use peanut butter:
- in breakfast porridge
- in smoothies
- in yoghurt or curd
- as part of various sauces
- in ice cream
- to garnish cakes or desserts
- as an ingredient in brownies, muffins, or biscuits
- as a spread on toasts or other types of pastry
If you are looking to get inspired on how to use nut butters, check out our recipes.
If you want to find out more about nut butters, check out our article Nut Butters: Their Distinctions, Nutritional Values and Benefits.
The most popular nut butter is the peanut butter. If you want to learn more about it, then you should definitely check out our article: Peanut Butter: How to Pick the Best One, and What Impact It Has on Your Health.
Choose from our wide offer of nut butters and enjoy their delicious taste in your recipes.