A few years ago, the only type of nut butter that could be found was peanut butter, most likely the Jif Brand. But now, there are a wide variety of different ‘nut butters’ to choose from.
Interestingly, regardless of the nut, they all have similar calorie ranges. However, nut butters contain a large array of nutrients. To get the widest range of vitamin and minerals, add some diversity to your nut butter routine and branch out from just the typical peanut butter. Consider using one of the 9 different nut butters listed below as a healthy snack in your weight loss plans.
Tip: When buying any type of nut butter, look at the ingredients listed on the back panel before purchasing. Ingredients are listed in order of weight, so the first item on the list will be the most predominant food item. Many brands have hydrogenated oils (trans=bad fats), sugar and salt. While some mildly salted brands are acceptable, it is best to look for nut butters that only have ONE ingredient. For example: Almond butter, ingredients: almonds. Store these nut butters in the fridge after opening and mix well before using.
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Table adapted from Fit Sugar: http://www.fitsugar.com/Nutritional-Information-Nut-Butters-722886