POPSUGAR Fitness

Which Nut Butter Is Best?

Feb 18 2014 - 10:45am

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 [1] 16 1.5 6 4 7 80
Cashew Butter 190 [2] 15 3 10 2 5 20
Cashew, Almond, and Sunflower Seed Butter 188 [3] 15.8 2.2 9 2.2 6 40
Cashew Macadamia Butter 200 [4] 18 3 8 1 4 20
Hazelnut Butter 180 [5] 17 1 5 3 4 40
Macadamia Nut Butter 230 [6] 24 4 4 3 2 20
Peanut Butter 190 [7] 16 2 7 3 8 20
Soynut Butter 190 [8] 15 2 140 5 9 60
Sunflower Seed Butter 180 [9] 12 1.5 8 4 9 0


Source URL
http://www.fitsugar.com/fitness/Nutritional-Information-Nut-Butters-722886