Nut butter acts as a nutritious sandwich spread for people around the globe, they are not just tasty & rich in texture but adds to your health value. We get nut butter made of almond, cashew, sesame and walnut.
Nut butter is a mix of nutrients including fibre, protein, B vitamins, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamin E. These factors not just help us stay healthy but keep us satiated for a longer time.
Did you know? Nut butter is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. This fats content helps increase HDL cholesterol i.e. the good cholesterol while keeping LDL cholesterol i.e. the bad cholesterol in check and help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Below are the types of nut butter that one can enjoy:
Peanut butter has a very nutty and flavourful taste with several key nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. It is the original nut butter used across the world by a large population. The most popular ways to use peanut butter include toast, crackers, and sandwiches. 2 tablespoons of peanut butter contains 7 grams of protein.
Almond butter consists of several crucial minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus for maintaining stronger bones. As we know it’s an amazing source of vitamin E, 2 tablespoon serving provides around 50% of the daily requirement.
Cashew butter is smooth in structure with being slightly sweet and only mildly nutty in taste. It’s one of the best sources of monounsaturated fatty acids, essential amino acids, and magnesium. Such a nutrient profile makes it great for blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol control, bone health, the immune system, and your metabolism.
Walnuts are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and polyphenols. It has a strong earthy nutty flavour to it but the oil content makes it runny in texture. A small amount of it can add a good amount of flavour to each dish.
Hazelnut Butter is a rich flavoursome nut butter as the hazelnuts themselves is tasty. It’s mildly sweet and creamy in taste and goes well as a flavouring to desserts. The mix with smoothies or as a creamy topping with a piece of dark chocolate.