What is the difference between almond butter and raw almond butter?

Raw almond butter made with almonds that were steam pasteurized is the best type of almond butter. Roasted almond butter would be the second best, and raw almond butter that was made with chemically-pasteurized almonds comes in last.

Is raw almond butter really raw?

By law, every single almond that is produced in the United States must be pasteurized—even if it’s labeled as “raw.” That labeling doesn’t make a ton of sense though, because pasteurization is, by definition, the process of heating up a food to kill all potentially harmful bacteria.

Is raw almond butter healthy?

Almond butter contains a good balance of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are healthy fats. These fats help decrease instances of cardiovascular disease by helping to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, according to 2019 research published in Lipids in Health and Disease.

Where is MaraNatha almond butter made?

Ashland facility
We produce all of our nut butters in our Ashland facility under the watchful eye of our dedicated employees, many of whom have been part of the MaraNatha family for two decades or more.

Is raw almond butter hard to digest?

Many experience acid reflux, gas, bloating, and discomfort after eating, because nuts and nut butters can be difficult to digest. Many of these symptoms occur because, in general, our bodies have a difficult time processing fat.

Is raw almond butter easy to digest?

Because many raw nut butters are soaked and sprouted before processing, they’re much easier to digest too. All raw foods enhance enzyme production in the body that helps digest our food, while cooked food actually depletes these enzymes.

Why should you not eat raw almonds?

Bitter almonds are those that naturally contain a toxin that your body breaks down into cyanide — a compound that can cause poisoning and even death. For this reason, raw bitter almonds should not be eaten.

Is raw almond better than roasted?

Almonds, either raw or roasted, are a reliable source of quick energy. Each 1/2-cup serving has 411 calories and about 15 grams of protein, but raw almonds are richer in fiber, with 9 grams of fiber per serving, compared to 7.5 grams of fiber in roasted almonds.

Does almond butter need to be refrigerated?

You don’t have to store almond butter in the fridge, but it’s not a bad idea. The reason it’s better to keep almond butter in the fridge than in your pantry or kitchen cabinet is simple. Even though a jar of the stuff is shelf-stable for up to two years when unopened, almond butter can go rancid.

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