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Fresh (Pea)Nut Butter

on February 21, 2015

Peanut butter is delicious, high in protein, and full of fiber, but like most nut products, it’s also super high in calories. The tasty spread often gets a bad press since many peanut butter recipes are loaded with sugar and vegetable oils that we’d rather avoid. Especially for the little ones. But don’t worry I have a suggestion.

Nutritional Benefit

Roasted peanuts are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (including oleic acid, the healthful fat found in olive oil) and also a good source of vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese. Peanuts have also been found to contain the phenolic antioxidant resveratrol, the beneficial compound found in red wine and grapes.

Roasting can increase another of peanuts’ antioxidants, primarily a compound called p-coumaric acid, by as much as 22%, making roasted peanuts richer in antioxidants than apples, carrots or beets. With all that goodness it should not be surprising that studies have shown that frequent peanut consumption can lower your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease, stroke and colon cancer!

Wholefoods Market offer fresh nut butters in store. Free from preservatives and always freshly made.



A must buy if like me you are concerned over high salt contents and preservatives found in conventional peanut butters and the like in the supermarket.

Also ideal for kids as an alternative to the Jar variety that they may be accustomed too.