Why Nut Butters Aren’t All Made EqualAugust 19, 2015
There are a wide variety of nut butters that you can incorporate into your diet, but not all of them are created equally. As you will quickly realize, the most used and enjoyed type of nut butter (peanut) is actually quite different from the rest of them. In this article, we are going to describe the differences between these nut butters and how you can find the best quality product in the store so that you do not end up paying for a low quality product!
Peanuts are actually part of the legume family, which makes them completely different from nuts like almonds, cashews, and others. That means that the peanut butter has a lot of differences compared to the others and one of these differences is allergens. There are many people who are allergic to peanuts and, as a legume, it is actually one of the foods that can cause headaches especially if consumed in too high of a quantity.
Another problem is that peanut butter is often the most popular and filled with added oils and sugars. Companies add sunflower or canola oil into the peanut butter, which can cause some serious allergic reactions in addition to just not being the best product for you in general.
In contrast, the almond nut butters are very good for you and usually have far better supporting oils. If they have any additional oil at all, it is higher quality products that are less likely to cause you health concerns in the future.
Of course, there are other fancy nut butters, such as cashew, which are expensive and delicious. These are more delicacies than anything, but they are still better for you than peanut butter if you are allergic to legumes.