How do you choose almond butter? There are so many different varieties.
Raw is always better…with everything. Cooking with water and heating foods removes nutrients. The fresher and more natural, the better, when it comes to food.
When nuts are exposed to the high heat it takes to roast nuts, it not only removes nutrients but also can cause free radicals to form and increase the cancer risk, especially in almonds but also in other nuts. You can read more here.
So, when choosing an almond butter, I choose the raw variety (now that I know this). At our stores it comes in a much smaller jar than the larger peanut butter and roasted almond butters. And, it can be quite expensive, but as with all nut butter it is high in calories so use it sparingly and that teeny jar will last a month or more!
It’s hard to tell how small the jar is since this photo is huge! It’s an 8 oz jar, vs the 16 oz jars of peanut butter we usually buy in the same brand . And, we love this brand!!! MaraNatha
Note: I am assuming that you are no longer eating Jif or Peter Pan peanut butter and that you are aware that if you don’t have to stir peanut butter when you open a fresh jar, it’s because it has sugar added!