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Nutritional Information of Nut Butters

Peanut vs. Almond: Find Out Which Nut Butter Is Better For You

Raise your hand if you grew up on Jif or Skippy. Aah, it brings back memories, doesn't it? But now that you're a health-conscious adult, you wouldn't let your bread go near that jar of hydrogenated oil, sugar, and salt. Yep, it's only all-natural peanut butter for you, made simply with the goodness of peanuts. But don't limit yourself to this one smear — nut butters can be made with any type of nut or seed. Whether you pick up a jar or whip up your own, here's a nutritional comparison in case you were wondering how bad your cashew butter addiction really is.

2 Tablespoons Calories Total Fat (grams) Saturated Fat (grams) Carbs (grams) Fiber (grams) Protein (grams) Calcium (milligrams)
Almond Butter 190 16 1.5 6 4 7 80
Cashew Butter 190 15 3 10 2 5 20
Cashew, Almond, and Sunflower Seed Butter 188 15.8 2.2 9 2.2 6 40
Cashew Macadamia Butter 200 18 3 8 1 4 20
Hazelnut Butter 180 17 1 5 3 4 40
Macadamia Nut Butter 230 24 4 4 3 2 20
Peanut Butter 190 16 2 7 3 8 20
Soy Nut Butter 190 15 2 6 5 9 30
Sunflower Seed Butter 210 18 2 4 2 8 20
Edward15425701 Edward15425701 3 years
hi there...can anyone tell me how to make almond butter regards to each and everyone...likewise to the website staff... <3
pixiedusk pixiedusk 3 years
just made my own almond butter w/o sugar & too much oil & i love it! This is so helpful! Im glad i made it! Ill try the others too. Ill try hazelnut next time sans the chocolate =)
Sara15240349 Sara15240349 3 years
I love hazelnut butter! It has that familiar taste of nutella, but without all the sugar and oil. For those of you who say that nut butters are too expensive, MAKE YOUR OWN! You just need nuts and a food processor! It's really that easy. It takes about 10 mins in the food processor and saves you loads.
Jennifer15407763 Jennifer15407763 3 years
Peanuts and soynuts are not a nut...they are legumes. Something to be wary of esp. for those with allergies. A peanut allergy does not necessarily mean a tree nut (almond, macadamia, cashew, etc) allergy, and vice versa. Check with your doctor before switching or trying new butters if you already have a known food allergy.
LoneWolf LoneWolf 9 years
I've never tried almond or cashew. What if I hate it? That shit is expensive. But Trader Joe's has an awesome return policy, so I think I'll pick up a jar of almond butter next time I'm there.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
Costco sells the Almond Butter above and it is a lot cheaper than Whole Foods and Wild Oats.
tinsleystyle tinsleystyle 9 years
I love love love peanut butter, since it's vegan and I'm allergic to all other nuts :(
capeartist capeartist 9 years
I only eat natural peanut butter - which is just ground peanuts and salt. Teddy's All Natural Crunchy is my favoite! After eating REAL peanut butter I can't stand the commercial brands like Jiff and Skippy-they taste like pure sugar!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I have never really tried anything other then peanut butter...but I would be up for it :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
PB and celery, mmmmm.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
I've only had peanut butter up to now, but maybe I'll try almond or cashew someday. Sounds like they are all pretty similar in nutritional facts
marygrace marygrace 9 years
i love all nut butters i eat them every day sometimes straight off the spoon for a really filling snack. nut butters are so heavy though, i think its pretty rare for me to actually have the standard 2 T serving. 1T is almost always enough.
telos7 telos7 9 years
I LOVE crunchy almond butter -- Whole Foods makes a great one -- and it has replaced peanut butter in my diet completely. Try this girls: spread one slice of bread with almond butter, and the other with Nutella. Heaven! For a slightly healthier snack, dip slices of apple into almond butter.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
Woah. Cashew butter? Yes, please!
JudyRie JudyRie 9 years
I love raw almond butter, but here at the only place I can get it close by (the nearest Whole Foods is 4 hours away), it is $18 a jar, so I don't get it often. I treat myself occasionally, and eat raw almonds on most days. We eat only natural nut butters. My 3 yo son loves cashew butter, I eat almond butter, and the hubby likes pb the best, and the macadamia, which we can't get here. The 1 yo won't eat any. :( I wish he would - they're good healthy sources of protein. As far as the nutrition content, I see it as close enough that you should eat the ones you like the best. And we tried soy nut butter a couple times, but NO ONE in the house liked that!
onesong onesong 9 years
yuck, almond butter! lol, i love almonds, and i love peanut butter, but something about the ground stuff is just foul! i can't wait to try cashew and soynut butter, though.
ellipsery ellipsery 9 years
But I have seen raw almond butter and cashew butter, as well as raw tahini. They're just as tasty!
ellipsery ellipsery 9 years
I love nut butters, but I only eat them every now and then. I read that dry roasted nuts undergo some chemical change during the heating process that makes them not so great for you.
rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
I loveeee Peanut Butter...I make PB banana honey sandwiches for tastes like dessert...yum!! i usually get the no-salt added PB from Trader Joe's or smuckers all natural i tried roasted almond butter once and hated it...want to try cashew butter and macadamia nut butter!!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I eat Better 'n Peanut Butter. It's got 100 calories, 2.5 g of fat, 0g sat. fat, 4 g of protein, and no fiber per 2 tablespoon serving. It doesn't have the texture of peanut butter, and it's kind of expensive, but I like it.
wren1 wren1 9 years
O peanut butter--love it! I can't keep it in the house, because I have no self-control when it come to p.b.!
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
I am a soy nut butter kinda girl, love it! My brand is I.M. Healthy, original creamy and the stats are: 170 cal., 11g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 140mg sodium, 10g carbs (3g sugar), 3g dietary fiber, and 7g protein. It is goood stuff, and even though the salt content is eh, I need an alternative to nuts.
sundrops sundrops 9 years
Hmmm looks like almond butter wins out as the healthiest. As for soy butter, wow they add a lot of salt when it's salted! I buy Smucker's or Laura Scudder's natural peanut butter, and jellies that are only fruit juice sweetened. It's funny how they taste so good, but so unlike their sweetened counterparts.
emalove emalove 9 years
I looooovvvveeeee peanut butter...yum. Almond butter is okay, not something I am really dying to try again. Never had cashew butter.
dubyah dubyah 9 years
Smucker's all natural is the only think i'll touch.
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