Everyone knows peanut butter and has probably already tried it. But there are so many other types of nut butter . One of the tastiest, creamiest, and most nutritious is almond butter. As the name suggests, almond butter is ground into a creamy paste (the „butter“ in the name refers to the spreadable consistency). The best are the almond butter variants, which only contain almonds and no sugar, salt, preservatives or palm oil.
Almond butter contains all the nutrients that can also be found in almonds, including vitamin E and magnesium. It contains healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols and antioxidants. There are also healthy fiber (10 g per 100 g) and a large amount of vegetable protein (25 g protein per 100 g!). It can be easily integrated into a healthy eating plan – and can be eaten even when you are on a diet.
Nutritional values of almond butter
# 1 nutrients
Almond butter is very healthy. In fact, the only potential downside is eating too much of it (and we can’t help you with that!). It’s a high-calorie food – just like the raw almonds it’s made from – but a couple of spoons a day are a great way to add extra vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber to your diet. Our almond butter consists of nothing more than whole almonds that have been ground into a smooth paste – without any additives.
Almond butter has a number of health benefits. Like the raw almonds from which it is made, almond butter is good for your heart (thanks to vitamin E and herbal antioxidants), a good source of healthy fats, and a great way to absorb more protein. It is also suitable as a protein source for vegans and vegetarians.
# 2 protein content
100 g of almond butter contain an incredible 25 g of protein, which is 25%! Even if you are on a diet, you can increase your protein intake by more than 6 g of protein with just 25 g of almond butter. If you eat more of it, of course, you can absorb more protein!
# 3 Daily needs
You can’t eat too much of almond butter, the only limitation is your own calorie limit because it’s a high-calorie food. It is ideal for breakfast (as a topping for oatmeal, in smoothies, on toast), for main meals or snacks. Many people enjoy them straight from the spoon!
# 4 calories
Our natural, roasted almond butter contains 612 calories per 100g. Are you counting your macros? Our almond butter has 55.8 g fat, 5.9 g carbohydrates and 25.1 g per 100 g.
Almond butter and muscle building
Is Almond Butter a Good Food for Bodybuilding and Building Muscle? Almond butter is a good source of natural plant protein, which supports the building of muscle mass. And it is full of fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and supports the absorption of other nutrients. In addition, almond butter contains many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help your body stay healthy and provide it with energy.
Almonds have long been part of the bodybuilder’s diet. The reason for this? They are high in protein, a good source of fiber and provide you with healthy fats. Almonds also contain the highest amount of calcium among all types of nuts and are high in magnesium.
Almond Butter vs. peanut butter
Is almond butter like peanut butter? Not quite. They have a similar texture – smooth, creamy and delicious. But the taste is completely different. Almond butter has a milder taste than peanut butter and is, in our opinion, even more versatile.
What goes with it?
How can you eat almond butter? There are countless options! Try it for breakfast as a topping for your oatmeal, in a smoothie or as a spread on a bagel (jam still goes very well with it).
For main meals, almond butter can be used as an ingredient in sauces and marinades for meat (e.g. saté sauce with a twist) or simply with your meal as a source of healthy fats.
Almond butter is also ideal as a snack, for example on rice waffles, in Greek yogurt with fruits. Or you eat the almond butter with fresh apple pieces.
Our Active Foods ™ almond butter is made exclusively for BULK POWDERS®! The high-quality raw almonds are first roasted with skin. The simply roasted almonds are then chopped gently and slowly ground into a smooth, buttery paste – without the addition of other ingredients (no salt, sugar, palm oil or preservatives). We also have an option for all chocolate lovers: toasted almond butter with dark chocolate!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nicola Joyce has been writing for (and about) sports, fitness, nutrition and healthy living since 2004. She is also an enthusiastic athlete: her background is endurance sports, but she is now a natural bodybuilder and most recently won with the INBF. If she doesn’t write posts, she blogs. Follow her here at www.nicolajoyce.co.uk and on Facebook & Twitter ( @thefitwriter ).