FOOD

WHICH IS HEALTHIER? PEANUT BUTTER VS. ALMOND BUTTER

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Butters are an excellent way to make quick snacks and to also to make tasty smoothies. Nut butters are widely used these days thanks to their fulfilling nature and health benefits. Out of all the nut butters, peanut butter and almond butter are frequently bought thanks to their easy availability as compared to other nut butter. I love peanut and almond butter, and I have both after my gymming session, I am sure many of you have these kinds of butter as a protein source after workouts just like me! Have you ever thought which one of these is better? Here is a comparison between peanut butter and almond butter:

WHICH IS HEALTHIER? FAT CONTENT

The very first thing anybody would want to know about butters is their fat content. No doubt, both contain fats but almond butter is a winner here! Almond butter has 50% more monosaturated fat than peanut butter and approx. 25% less saturated fat comparatively.  Almond butter also does not contain any trans-fat!

TASTE

If we talk about taste, peanut butter as well as almond butter tastes great. Peanut butter has more smoked flavour whereas almond butter has a sweeter flavour. You can also combine both butters for an amazing flavour for your smoothies or just to spread on a warm toast.

NUTRITION AND PROTEIN

Both the butters are rich in protein and have healthy fats and fibre content. These butters also have same amount of carbohydrates! Almond still leads the nutrition since it has 26% more vitamins, 3% more iron and 7% more calcium. Peanut butter on the other hand provides more selenium than almond butter. OVERNIGHT TOAST RECIPES

COSTING

Peanuts are cheaply available whereas almonds are always comparatively expensive! As a result, peanut butter is affordable and cheap while almond butter is always expensive. Do check for purity since peanut butter made from organic peanuts and 100% natural ingredients are expensive than local peanut butter brands containing hydrogenated oils and fructose. Anyhow, peanut butter is always cheaper than almond butter.

AVAILABILITY

Peanut butter is readily available whereas almond butter isn’t! There are a lot of brands that you find in the departmental stores that make only peanut butter so it is always readily available. However, almond butters you can find at selective stores and online.

HEALTH BENEFITS

In terms of general health benefits, almond butter and peanut butter are similar. Regular consumption of these butters helps reduce the risk of heart disease, lowers blood pressure, lowers the risk of gall stones and helps maintain a healthy weight. HEALTHY BREAKFAST BOWL RECIPES

CONCLUSION

There isn’t a lot of difference between these 2 butters and they contain similar amount of protein. Almond butter is a bit more nutritious than peanut butter and is highly priced too. Overall, both the butters are good for health and wellbeing considering you buy organic and 100% natural butters.

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