As consumer eating and consumption patterns evolve, there is a distinct move towards adoption of healthier ingredients and alternatives. Nut butters, made from a variety of nuts, are packed with the goodness of proteins, fiber, vitamins, and heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Their compelling benefits have made them a popular addition to the balanced meal. Across the world, nut butters are finding their place in multiple applications, from main courses to accompaniments and beverages.
What are Nut Butters?
Nut butter is a byproduct of nuts – a paste you get after crushing nuts. All types of nuts can become nut butter - the result is almost similar - a coarsy and/or smooth, spreadable paste with an oily texture and a nutty flavor. No other ingredient is added unless it is made to be a flavor butter
Peanut butter is the most popular among other nut butters. They’re increasingly familiar and popular for their texture, flavor, and nutritional advantage.
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Popular nut butters and its applications?
Nut butters are becoming more prevalent and an integral part of our diet. A broad range of nut butters are available – cashew butter, almond butter, peanut butter, walnut butter, etc. thanks to the producers and consumers, nut butters make for a perfect substitute in the spreadable food market.
Customers find nut butter tastier, healthier, and is easy to use. Simply spread it on bread or crackers or cookies and enjoy.
Interestingly, the most beloved nut butter in the world is not a nut butter at all. Peanuts are legumes, like chickpeas and beans, and not real nuts. Still, peanuts become a lovely spread when pureed.
The news is that commercial peanut butters are packed with salt, sugar, and other additives, so stick with peanut butter made 100% with peanuts — it’s healthier and tastier. Make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with it!
Almonds aren’t true nuts either, but seeds from almond trees. Almonds are native to Iran and surrounding countries and have been around for millennia — they’re one of the first domesticated fruit trees in history, specifically grown for their seeds. Today, California is the leading producer of almonds worldwide, followed by Spain, Iran and Turkey.
Almond butter was one of the first nut butters to gain popularity, as it became available as an alternative to people allergic to peanuts.
Pecans are native to the US, as the hickory trees from where they come from grow along the Mississippi River. Half of the world’s pecan production comes from northern Mexico, and these nuts have been used for centuries in tasty desserts like the pecan pie.
Pecan butter is darker than other nut butters, but it has a mild, nutty taste with noticeable grittiness. This pecan butter is fantastic on pancakes and other breakfast goodies.
Pistachios are members of the cashew family; they’re native to Central Asia and the Middle East, although 74% of the world’s pistachios come from the USA.
The seed from pistachio trees, often considered a nut, comes with a hard, cream-colored shell, but the nut itself has a green color. Did you know you can get 50,000 pistachios for a single tree every two years? The trees live up to 300 years as well.