Saturday, July 20, 2013

Nut-tritious Foods Nut Butter Review and Giveaway

Nut-Tritious Foods sent me some of their different nut butters to review!
Here's some info from their website:
Because Nut Butters and Seed Butters are pre-ground, they are easier to digest than just eating whole nuts or seeds. Grinding them makes the essential fatty acids easier to obtain because you don't have to work as hard to break them down. Most people don't chew their food enough, so nut butters make the digestion of nuts and absorption of nutrients easier than eating nuts alone.
Agave Nectar
Agave Nectar is a wonderful natural sweetener used to gently sweeten the nut butters. Agave comes from the Agave Cactus, most famous for Tequila. While the nectar does not contain any alcohol, it is an amazing source of a form of fructose called insulin. This is responsible for the low glycemic index and low glycemic load properties of agave, which means that agave nectar doesn't cause a blood sugar spike after consuming it. It typically raises blood sugar only small amounts, very slowly, without causing insulin to be dumped onto the blood stream, making it a safe choice for most diabetics. Agave can actually help prevent diseases like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity and weight gain by stabilizing blood sugar so that it does not get stored as fat. Agave nectar is also a great choice for children and anyone desiring healthier options and disease prevention.
Low Temperature Roasted 
Roasting nuts below 170° makes them easier to digest because some of the starches are already broken down at that temperature. Roasting nuts over 170° causes a breakdown of fats and promotes oxidation and production of free radicals which lead to a build up of plaque in arteries. Roasting above 170° creates "bad fat" and are more likely to become rancid. Nut-Tritious nuts are always roasted below 170°.

Hazelnut and Chocolate Butter Blend: 10/10. Jared demolished this tub. He finished it in about 3 days. He said, "This is better than Nutella." 

Almond: 10/10. I knew this would be my favorite. You can't beat almond butter... and this one tasted fabulous!

Walnut: 8/10. It tasted good, but I'm not the biggest fan of raw walnuts, and this was spot on to the taste. Still good though. 

Cashew: 10/10. Cashews are my favorite nuts, so I was excited to try this flavor. It did NOT disappoint! MMM. 

Pistachio: 9/10. The flavor was phenomenal. It tasted exactly like pistachios. I enjoy eating pistachios. The reason I gave it a 9 was only because I wasn't sure what to eat it with... I tried it on bread to resemble peanut butter, but it just wasn't the same. I'll keep experimenting with this flavor!

I haven't tried Pumpkin Seed yet, because I do not like Pumpkin Seeds. My future mother in law loves them, so I am sure she will enjoy this flavor!

 (Cashew on the left and pistachio on the right)

Nut-Tritious Foods has offered one of my readers a chance to try out their nut butters for free! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter Form below to enter the giveaway!

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