Live Superfoods Almond Butter, Raw Unpasteurized Organic, 16 oz
- USDA Organic
- Non-GMO Verified
Live Superfood's amazing almond butter has a sweet, mellow flavor that comes from unpasteurized, raw, USDA certified organic almonds. With a rich, smooth texture that can only be achieved by stonegrinding only the finest, heart-healthy almonds. 16 fl oz in a glass jar.
Same size with a new, taller glass jar for even easier stirring.
Live Superfoods Raw Organic Unpasteurized Almond Butter
Rich and oh so delicious! This almond butter has been stoneground to a very, very smooth texture. Stonegrinding the almonds yields a slightly more 'liquidy' consistency, making it ridiculously easy to stir. Excellent on apple slices, celery, a slice of raisin bread, added to a smoothie or your favorite curry.
But aside from the taste, our scrumptious almond butter is, first and foremost, an ideal source of protein. Protein is crucial for tissue regeneration and repair.
Almonds have also been found to be particularly helpful at supporting the heart and cardiovascular function.
According to a Pennsylvania State University study, the fats profile of this tree nut, which is low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fat, along with its nutrients and phytosterols, all work together to reduce the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, otherwise known as the bad cholesterol, in the blood.
According to another study, regular almond consumption appears to positively affect insulin sensitivity.
In addition, folks looking to lose weight may be aided by eating almond butter as it has been found in a study that eating nuts, specifically an almond-enriched diet, helps support weight management.
It's a good source of fiber, too. Most of us fall far short in the fiber department, and a serving packs an impressive 3.3 grams of fiber—about 13% of the FDA’s daily recommended total.
• No added salt, preservatives or oils
• USDA-certified organic
• Raw (almonds dried at temperatures under 118 degrees F)
As with any natural nut butter, oil separation occurs. Upon opening, stir well to incorporate oil (this is an excellent time to add a bit of Himalayan pink salt if you prefer a salted nut butter), then refrigerate after opening.
Product of Italy, using unpastueurized almonds.
16 fl oz in glass container.
Almond's Health Benefits
Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, containing 8mg per 32g (a serving size of 2 tablespoons). They are also rich in monounsaturated fat, one of the two "good" fats responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol.
Claimed health benefits of almonds include improved complexion, improved movement of food through the colon (feces) and the prevention of cancer. Recent research associates the inclusion of almonds in the diet with elevating the blood levels of high density lipoproteins and of lowering the levels of low density lipoproteins.
A controlled trial showed that 73g of almonds in the daily diet reduced LDL cholesterol by as much as 9.4%, reduced the LDL:HDL ratio by 12.0%, and increased HDL-cholesterol (i.e., the good cholesterol) by 4.6%.
In Ayurveda, an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent, almond is considered a nutritive for brain and nervous system. It is said to induce high intellectual level and longevity. Almond oil is called Roghan Badam in both Ayurveda and Unani Tibb (the Greco-Persian System of Medicine). It is extracted by cold process and is considered a nutritive aphrodisiac both for massage and internal consumption. Recent studies have shown that the constituents of almond have anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting, and anti-hepatotoxicity effects.
The sweet almond contains practically no carbohydrates and may therefore be made into flour for cakes and cookies (biscuits) for low-carbohydrate diets or for patients suffering from diabetes mellitus or any other form of glycosuria. Almond flour is gluten-free and therefore a popular ingredient in cookery in place of wheat flour for gluten-sensitive people and people with wheat allergies and celiac disease. A standard serving of almond flour, 1 cup, contains 20 grams of carbohydrates, of which 10g is dietary fiber, for a net of 10g of carbohydrate per cup. This makes almond flour very desirable for use in cake and bread recipes by people on carbohydrate-restricted diets.