Almond butter

nut butter made from almonds

Almond butter is a type of nut butter. It is made by grinding almonds (either raw or roasted) until the fat separates enough. It can either have a crunchy or creamy texture. It might be a good alternative to peanut butter for those who have a peanut allergy or those who avoid legumes.

Almond butter

NutritionEdit

Almond butter, plain,
without salt added
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,648 kJ (633 kcal)
Carbohydrates 21 g
- Dietary fiber 3.7 g
Fat 59 g
- saturated 5.6 g
- monounsaturated 38.3 g
- polyunsaturated 12.4 g
Protein 15 g
Zinc 3 mg (30%)
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

Almond butter is high in monounsaturated fats,[1] calcium, potassium, iron and manganese.[2] It is thought to be a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus, and copper,[2] and a good source of vitamin E,[3] magnesium, and fiber.[1] Almond butter also has dietary protein.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Calories in Almonds - Nutrition and Health Facts". About.com. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 USDA.gov Archived 2011-10-22 at the Wayback Machine Sunflower Seed Butter and Almond Butter as Nutrient-Rich Alternatives to Peanut Butter
  3. Vitamin E and Minerals: Eye Nutrition from Nuts Archived 2010-07-01 at the Wayback Machine - AllAboutVision.com