Features of our Stone Ground Almond Butter include:
Grown in Spain or Italy
No Added Oils
There is only one ingredient - Almonds!
Our almond butter can be used as a base for making creamy nut milks or as a wonderful addition to smoothies. The taste is incredible on vegetables, oatmeal, or anything your heart desires. Almond butter is a perfect alternative to peanut butter for anyone sensitive to aflatoxins.
Did you know ALL U.S. grown almonds are pasteurized? Pasteurization destroys flavor and nutritional value. Most U.S. pasteurization occurs via gassing the almonds in a chemical called propylene oxide (PPO). PPO is considered a probable carcinogen and is illegal to use on food in most other countries in the world.
Our almonds come from organic farms in Spain and Italy where, unlike the U.S., pasteurization is not required. With all of their nutrition and flavor intact, these unpasteurized European almonds are truly raw and are therefore able to be fully sprouted. Additionally, since they come from Europe, they're closer to the original heirloom varieties of almond trees than the grafted California almonds.
Why Sprouted and Dehydrated?
Sprouted nuts and seeds are easier to digest. Sprouting reduces phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of vital minerals. We dehydrate at low temperatures to preserve the healthy fats (as opposed to roasting, which may alter or damage the healthy fats in the nuts and cause oxidation, which leads to rancidity).
Why Stone Ground?
Rather than ordinary steel grinding, stone grinding releases the nut's natural oil slowly and more uniformly so a smoother and creamier product is achieved, without the need for additional oil! Grinding the almonds at a low temperature preserves their naturally occurring vitamins and enhances the quality and shelf life of the butter. Last but not least, the depth of flavor of our stone ground nut butter is unparalleled!