Nut butter are mainly eaten independently or used in cooking.
- Nut butters contain a number of important nutrients, including:
- healthful fats
- vitamins and minerals
- phytochemicals (which according to the American Cancer Society may help prevent cancer)
The specific nutrients of nut butters vary depending on type of nut. According to UC Berkeley, studies show that nuts help improve cholesterol levels, so researchers suspect that plain nut butters have the same benefits.
Cautions & Interactions
- If you have a family history of nut allergies, play it safe. It’s important to check with your doctor if you or your child has even a minor allergic reaction to nuts. A mild past reaction may indicate a risk of a more severe future reaction.
- While nut allergies can be a burden, you can prepare your favorite recipes with one of the many nut butter alternatives. So fix yourself a nut butter and jelly sandwich, pour a tall glass of milk, and enjoy a childhood favorite with only healthy repercussions.
Source: Healthline.com, http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/nut-butters#9