Posted on : August 2nd, 2018
The other night I made myself a TINY dessert of yummy Greek yogurt with berries and a sprinkling of cocoa nibs. I decided to stir in a tablespoon of almond butter and caught myself wondering “Is this really as healthy as I’ve been telling myself it is?”
Oh, silly me! Almonds in moderation are certainly healthy and what’s in Maisie Jane’s Almond Butter? Nothing but dry-roasted almonds! No added fats, no sugar, no additives of any sort! So it’s just as healthy as the almonds themselves! That tablespoon of almond butter has about 98 calories, 3.5 grams of protein (in just 1 TBSP!), and 9 grams of fat. Now that might seem like a lot of fat (and it is) but not all fat is the same. Almonds and almond butter made from nothing but dry-roasted almonds contain mostly monounsaturated fats. According to the American Heart Association, this type of fat can actually reduce your cholesterol levels which is great for your heart! All things in moderation, of course, but that sounds pretty good to me.
Almond butter is also a great source of fiber and a variety of healthy nutrients like calcium and magnesium. And for people on a low carb diet like me, it’s great! That tablespoon of almond butter might have about 3 grams of carbohydrates but half of that is fiber so the net carbs are really low. When you look at the overall picture, you’re getting a lot of benefit from just a tablespoon of almond butter. The only downside? You might absorb slightly more calories from almond butter than a similar serving of whole almonds. But as long as you don’t overdo it, almond butter IS healthy for you! Even on a diet: it can help fill you up, satisfy that craving for something dessert like, and provide decent nutritional value besides!
Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality, nut products. We strongly believe in earth-friendly practices that start on our family owned and operated orchards. We use Organic farming practices and continue in the process by using all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or GMOs. We believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels. We take pride in every task, every day, with every person.