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Move Over Nutella, These All-Natural Nut Butters Are Delicious

by Voices Wellness 17 Aug 2021
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For a healthier alternative to sugar-packed dessert spreads, turn to these nut butter brands. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

Growing up, Nutella was an absolute treat with its rich texture and chocolate flavour. It’s so popular that the company website claims you could circle the earth 1.8 times with the jars produced in just one year. But what most people aren’t aware of is that Nutella is high in sugar, calories, and fat, with just a small amount of hazelnut.

Although widely marketed as a breakfast spread, you’re better off enjoying Nutella as the occasional dessert treat. Alternatively, nut butters made from peanut, almond, and cashew are more nutritious, as they’re packed with less sugar, more protein, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. According to Andrea Hasson, a registered dietitian at the Cedars-Sinai Nutrition Counseling Services, “Nut butters contain a mix of nutrients including fibre, protein, B vitamins, phosphorous, zinc, and vitamin E.”

The next time you go grocery shopping, keep an eye out for these brands and their nut butter spreads:

Photo: Scoop Wholefoods

Scoop Wholefoods nut butters

Known for its sustainable approach to food and organic beauty products, the Australian company’s outpost in Singapore is home to a nut butter machine. Be spoilt for choice by reasonably priced selections of 100 percent natural peanut, almond, cashew, and hazelnut butter. Those with a sweet tooth can also incorporate coconut or chocolate into their jars of nut butter. Freshly grounded nut butter? It doesn’t get better than this.

More information here.

Photo: Nuttier

Nuttier nut butter

This homegrown brand specialises in handcrafted, small-batch nut butter and healthy snacks made with high-quality ingredients. Grounded from organic dry-roasted nuts, their nut butter is free of sugar, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, and palm oil. Must-tries include their almond butter, which comes in delicious flavours like matcha, earl grey lavender, French vanilla espresso, and maple cinnamon toast.

More information here.

Photo: Renew Snacks Garage

Renew Snacks Garage nut butter 

Artisanal and natural snacks are at the heart of this local start-up, which offers gourmet nut butter, refreshing smoothies, avocado toasts, and more. Their online store stocks a wide range of nut butter, including the best-selling lavender pistachio nut butter made without sugar and with just a hint of Himalayan sea salt; as well as the white earl grey cashew nut butter, which features citrus and floral notes.

More information here.

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