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Offline cindywithaneye

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Almond Butter
« on: February 09, 2017, 05:56:40 PM »
I can't seem to find almond butter without palm oil in it, anyone know a brand that does? Tia


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Offline Bearso

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Re: Almond Butter
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 06:30:17 PM »
Good to avoid Palm oil if you want to help conserve the Orangutan and other animals from loss of habitat.  There are some palm oil markets that us sustainable palm oil and that is OK.  Sustainable palm oil is harvested from existing farms that promise to not increase new areas.


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Re: Almond Butter
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 10:05:24 AM »
I realize this is an old topic, but ...

There's no reason almond butter should have palm oil in it.  Almonds have their own oil!  Sounds like a way to cut the product with a cheap filler.  Or to get the consistency to be more like peanut butter or nutella - with pure almond butter the oil tends to seperate and float at the top of the jar, with a thick dry sludge settling on the bottom sometimes, probably from being on the shelf for awhile.  Anyway, I get organic almond butter made from just almonds, no brand name, just the store brand at either wholefoods or shoprite (a local supermarket chain here).  Sometimes with salt, depending what's on the shelf.  Wholefoods actually has a grinder that you can fill from a bulk bin whatever type of raw or roasted nut you want, hold a container underneath and out comes nut butter. 

At any rate, it's more expensive than peanut butter, which I'm allergic to and I've heard isn't really paleo anyway, but pure almond butter is pretty dense with fat and other nutrition, so 2 tablespoons or so added to a smoothy or something is plenty, so an $8 jar lasts awhile.  For me anyway. 
 

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Re: Almond Butter
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 11:19:47 PM »
I dont thik u can use in your diet amond butter at all, he is very fan and all of them contain vegetable oil!

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Re: Almond Butter
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 06:56:35 AM »
If you get one of the really good blenders (Vitamix) you can easily make your own almond oil.
They have huge motors and are fairly loud but do serious blending work (you can blend golf balls, etc. - it's seriously a beast)

I agree that palm oil (in addition to its harvesting being destructive) shouldn't be in an almond butter mix.