Thinking about peanut butter is bound to evoke childhood memories, right? It was a lunch and snack staple! Now that you’re a nutrition-conscious adult, you may avoid peanut butter due to allergies, taste preferences or an utter fear of hydrogenated oil. We don’t blame you! If organic peanut butter isn’t your thing or you just want to shake things up, we’ve rounded up 6 yummy peanut butter alternatives, plus nutrition info.
Almond Butter is a healthy choice. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium,a good fibre source and contains protein.
Pistachio Butter has a bright green appearance, with a sweet, roasted flavour. Pistachios are delicious tree nuts and a good source of antioxidants, carotenoids, potassium and even an important amino acid arginine. They also contain healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which can enhance you heart health.
Pumpkin Seed Butter has a high nutritional value as it’s rich in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin K and zinc. Pumpkin seeds are naturally high in protein and unsaturated fat, making it a wonderful alternative to peanut butter.
Hazelnut Butter has a rich, nutty flavour. Hazelnuts are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, known to help lower bad cholesterol.
Cashew Butter is similar to peanut butter, but has less fibre and protein. Cashews provide a good dose of magnesium, essential amino acids,and heart-healthy fats.
Sunflower Seed Butter is low is saturated fat and sodium, great for those conscious of cholesterol levels and heart health. Sunflower seeds are a wonderful source of vitamin E, offering anti-inflammatory benefits and aiding in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. They also contain magnesium and selenium.
What are your favourite alternative spreads?