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Fast Facts About Almond Butter

Posted: March 10, 2022

Almond butter breakdown

Almond butter vs. peanut butter

If you’re looking for a snack with protein, both peanut butter and almond butter are great choices. You’re probably already familiar with peanut butter, a lunchbox-staple that many former kids never outgrow. Almond butter, despite existing since Roman times, has appeared in the American cupboard much more recently than its legume-based cousin, only gaining popularity in the early 2000s. This leads us to our first major difference between the two butters- peanuts are legumes, meaning they are in the same family as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils. On the other hand, almonds are of course… fruit? That’s right, though considered a nut when in a culinary setting, the almonds we all know and love are actually just the seed portion of an almond fruit- a sour but edible fruit frequently paired with salt and snacked on in the middle east. From a production standpoint both butters follow the same process. The almonds/peanuts are finely ground, or coarsely ground if you prefer things chunky. RX Nut Butters also have added egg whites to increase the amount of protein and dates added to help with the delicious flavor. Calorically both butters are pretty equal. For example, a 32g packet of Honey Cinnamon RX Peanut Butter has 180 calories whereas 32g of Vanilla RX Almond Butter has 190 calories. Nutritionally RX Almond Butter has one fewer gram of saturated fat (3g vs 4g), 5mg less sodium (105mg vs 110mg), and one fewer grams of carbs (7g vs 8g). Additionally, RX Almond Butter has more calcium (6% of daily value vs 2%) and more iron (6% of daily value vs 0%).

 

Almond butter calories

A 32g packet of RX Vanilla or Maple Almond Butter also has 190 calories and a 32g packet of RX Coconut Almond Butter has 200 calories.

 

Almond butter benefits

Due to its low net carb count, some flavors of RX Almond Butter are keto friendly. Net carbs are the total amount of carbohydrates minus the dietary fiber. All flavors of RX Almond Butter have between 4 and 5 net carbs. All flavors of RX Almond Butter also have 9g of protein meaning our almond butter is a tasty snack that will also help satisfy your hunger. Finally, RX Almond Butter also contains calcium, iron, and potassium.

 

Almond butter protein

All flavors of RX Almond Butter have 9g of protein per 32g serving. Our almond butter has extra protein because we add egg white protein. This extra protein helps you increase your protein intake during the day.

 

What does almond butter taste like? 

RX Almond Butter products have a slightly sweet, nutty taste that is similar but not identical to peanut butter. We offer a variety of flavored almond butter including RX Maple Almond Butter, RX Vanilla Almond Butter, and our newest variety, RX Coconut Almond Butter.

 

Is almond butter paleo? 

RX Almond Butter are not considered paleo-friendly because they contain sea salt.

 

Is almond butter good for dogs? 

Most almond butter including RX Almond Butter products are safe for dogs. We still recommend you consult with your veterinarian before introducing almond butter to your pet’s diet. The high fat content can leave them with an upset stomach.

 

What is almond butter used for?

RX Almond Butter is great on it’s own as a tasty snack but there are also a number of recipes you can incorporate our delicious almond butter into.

 

Is almond butter keto friendly? 

RX Almond Butter can be considered keto friendly as it is a snack with protein and fat with only 4 or 5 grams of net carbs depending on the flavor.