Nut butters have become really popular, but are they all equal? Bionic Bodies has done some serious label reading to find out which ones you should gorge yourself.
Let’s being with the one that sparked the nut butter phenomenon, almond butter. It comes in at 650kcal and 25.4g protein per 100g. Vitamin E, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium are all found in this pot of joy.
Next up is cashew butter. It has the lowest calorie count of them all with 628kcal per 100g, although it’s not a massive calorie saving. However, at 20.6g of protein it’s certainly packing a punch that would see you through ‘til lunch! Phosphorous, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese are all present. It’s interesting that cashew butter contains iron because this is a mineral that the body cannot make or store, and which ladies have a tendency to be low in.
Hazelnut butter comes in with 688kcal per 100g and the lowest protein content of the all at 14.5g protein per 100g. It contains copper, manganese, magnesium, vitamin E, and biotin. Biotin is a complex B vitamin which is good for your hair, skin and nails. It’s also incredibly important for pregnancy.
Last but not least, brazil nut butter is the most calorific at 757kcal per 100g and 14.6g of protein per 100g. Like hazelnut butter, it also contains biotin. Phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and iron are all present too.
Due to its superior protein content, Bionic Bodies is crowning almond butter the queen of the butters! However, this analysis has shown that all nut butters have a fantastic nutritional value. To get the most out of them you should look at your own diet and see if you’re missing any of the minerals and vitamins mentioned above. Then incorporate that butter into your diet. Healthy has never been so delicious!
Last but not least, Omega 3 is a great source of healthy fats with an array of health benefits such as improved cardiovascular function, improved joint flexibility and healthy skin and hair. With Bionic Bodies Omega 3 capsules you can boost your health without blowing calories.
This comparison was made using Meridian brand nut butters.