As I was chowing down on a peanut, banana and honey (S)ara(h) bar this morning (my favorite!), it got me thinking about how much I love peanut butter…
Please don’t laugh at my morning hair.
It led me to think about Justin’s and how I really do love their honey almond butter too…and their hazelnut butter!
So many nut butter options!!! (Although now I can’t say nut butter without giggling… thanks Hubbs for ruining that word for me).
But which type of nut butter (::giggle giggle::) is best for you? I didn’t know…
So I did a little research and here’s what I found…
*info for basic butters (no particular brand)
|Peanut Butter||Almond Butter||Hazelnut Butter|
|1 Tbsp||1 Tbsp||1 Tbsp|
|total fat||8 g||9.5 g||8.5 g|
|saturated fat||1.65 g||.9 g||.5 g|
|unsaturated fat||6 g||8 g||8 g|
|protein||4 g||2.4 g||2 g|
|carbs||3.1 g||3.4 g||2.5 g|
some other interesting notes:
- Almonds are the most alkaline nut- others fall into the acidic group(if you’re into alkaline foods vs acidic)
- Many more people have peanut allergies than almond allergies
- Peanuts have more B-vitamins than almonds
- Almonds have more mineral content (iron, calcium, etc) than peanuts
Brittany’s final thoughts…
They’re both pretty darn good for you, so enjoy them both! Personally, in butter form, I prefer the peanut, but when reaching for a handful, I’ll go for the almond. A win-win, no nut left behind solution!
Do you prefer almonds or peanuts?
oh yeah, I forgot to brag about the 4 MILES I ran yesterday. You know, no biggie 😉