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How to Shop for Nut Butter
What to look for
Whether you’re doing a Whole30 for the new year or not, shopping for quality nut butter can be difficult when you don’t know what to look for. Our advice is to look for nut butter that has only 1-2 ingredients: organic nuts, and salt if you prefer salted nut butter. We recommend avoiding nut butters that contain added oils such as palm oil or canola oil, and any added sugar. You can always scan with the free Trash Panda App to make reading labels easier.
Why No Palm Oil?
Palm oil is commonly found in nut butter as a stabilizer to prevent the nut oils from separating at the top of the jar. There are two types of palm oils to look out for: unrefined palm oil, which is pressed directly from the palm plant, and contains many vitamins and minerals, and refined palm oil, which is heavily processed, and widely used in processed foods, specifically nut butter.
Artisana Organics stays away from the use of palm oil in its products because refined palm oil used in nut butters is devoid of nutritional value and is typically processed with the chemical solvent hexane, which can be toxic when consumed.
Not only is Artisana Organics the first and only nut butter brand to achieve R.A.W and C.L.E.A.N certifications by the Clean Food Certified Project, but they are also Whole30 Approved, so if you’re kicking off a Whole30 in January, be sure to add some to your shopping list.
What does it mean to be Whole30 approved? Whole30 approved partners are brands that contain no added sugar, real or artificial, no alcohol, no grains, no legumes, no dairy, and no carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. To be considered a Whole30 partner, the products must be made with only whole ingredients, and Artisana Organics does just that with products that are made with only R.A.W natural nuts in their spreads.
Artisana Organics Nut Butter
Artisana Organics never roasts, toasts or bakes their nuts and they've certified them R.A.W. with Clean Food Certified to make sure you get a minimally-processed product that retains a valuable amount of micronutrients.
You'll love the true taste of unroasted nuts in every jar of their nut butter. No added sugars, no added oils (specifically palm oil), and no added salts! Just organic nuts in super spreadable form.
Today, you can find Artisana Organics in natural foods stores across the country as well as other familiar regional supermarket chains. After all these years, they're still dedicated to making quality organic products available everywhere.
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About Artisana Organics
Artisana Organics is a small team of super dedicated people making organic and raw nut butters in Oakland, California. Artisana started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002 and introduced their products at farmer's markets and festivals around California.
They work with local farmers for their almonds and walnuts and with farmers around the globe for many of their other ingredients. They're committed to sustainable and fairly-traded ingredients that are always certified organic.
About the Trash Panda App
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