Tuesday Trade Up: Nut Butters

Peanut butter is a classic staple in most pantries. It can be used in so many ways—sandwiches, smoothies, as a dip for apple or celery, and more! A great trade up from peanut butter, though, is almond butter! Almond butter naturally tastes sweeter than peanut butter, and has a rich and creamy texture.

Even though both of these butters come from nutrition-rich nuts, the NuVal scores for each are very different! Justin’s Natural Peanut Butter has a NuVal score of 23, whereas Justin’s Classic Almond Butter comes in at a much higher 43, primarily due to the increased fiber content found naturally in almonds. The almond butter also contains calcium and earns almost twice the score of the peanut butter! This simple Trade-Up can make a big difference in the long-term picture! Enjoy the higher NuVal score and try some almond butter spread on toast, as a dip for apples or celery, or melted and stirred into yogurt or smoothies!

Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Calories: 200
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 17 g
Fiber: 2 g
Also contains small amount of iron (less than almond butter)
NuVal Score 23

Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
Seving Size: 2 Tbsp
Calories: 200
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 18 g
Fiber: 4 g
Also contains Calcium, Iron
Nu Val Score 43

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