Why it’s important to buy organic nut and seed butters
Are you as obsessed with nut butter as we are? If so, you probably know that not all nut butters are created equal. Opt for organic seed and nut butters to add a nutrient-rich staple to your pantry without the additives and fillers. Here, the team behind Ceres Organics give us the low-down on exactly what we should be looking for in a good seed or nut butter – and what to avoid.
Why you should check your labels
Highly processed foods are going to have a tonne of other ingredients added such as added oils, sugars and preservatives. High-quality nut and seed butters made without additives will have high nutrient profiles like the nuts and seeds they are made from.
On average, two tablespoons of nut and seed butters contain 400kJ of energy and 10 grams of fat (mostly unsaturated fat). Nut and seed butters will also provide you with somewhere between four and seven grams of protein, depending on the type.
Organic nut and seed butters are simply organic nuts and seeds blended with a pinch of salt. There’s nothing odd added and nothing removed so that they retain all their natural oils. Naturally occurring oils may separate and sit on top of the nut and seed butter — simply give the butter a stir after opening.
Buying organic, minimally processed nut and seed butters made from wholefoods makes a good addition to your pantry.
Why go organic?
Organic crops must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources and conserving biodiversity, and are subjected to annual inspections. Not only is organic farming a positive for the environment, organic farming also protects farmers from exposure to chemicals.
Next time you reach for a jar of nut and seed butter, make sure it is certified organic. You will be making a great choice for yourself, the wider community and the planet.
Ceres Organics nut and seed butters
At Ceres Organics, you can find a wide range of nut and seed butters available, such as:
- Organic Almond, Brazil, Cashew Butter
- Organic Almond Butter
- Organic Cashew Butter
- Organic Cashew Coconut Butter
- Organic Coconut Butter
- Organic Peanut Butter – Crunchy, Original or Smooth
- Organic Salted Caramel Peanut Butter – Smooth
- Organic Banoffee Peanut Butter – Crunchy
- Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter
- Organic Sunflower Butter
- Organic Tahini – Hulled and Unhulled
Connect with Ceres Organics today at ceresorganics.com.au