Almond butter is a creamy mixture obtained from the almond seeds of the Prunus amygdalus plant. Its preparation is very similar to the more common and known peanut butter.
Almond butter begins its production from ingredients such as fresh natural almonds or from dried, heated and toasted almonds. Depending on which of the two origins of almonds we start production, we will obtain a mixture with a more or less intense flavor.
The roasting will obviously give a stronger flavor while the natural almonds will have a more delicate taste. The production of almond butter therefore begins with crushing the seeds with an electronic grinder that will reduce the seeds into flour.
The kneading tool and the strength of the blender will allow the almond oil to come out of the seeds. When this happens the mixture becomes creamy and the kneading will continue up to 60 minutes. At the end we will have obtained a transformation from almond seeds to a homogeneous and spreadable compound which is called almond butter.
Almond butter has a pleasantly sweet taste and a yellow to light brown color. No additives, thickeners, dyes or preservatives are added to this vegetable butter, also because the presence of oil in the seeds allows the preservation of the product in a natural way.
Almond butter it can thus be stored in a cool and dry place or put in the refrigerator.
Properties of almond butter
Almond butter contains a large part of monounsaturated fatty acids which are the good and natural fats that our body needs to keep cell membranes healthy and for all those functions that require lipids such as hormonal regulation and the cardiovascular system.
It is also a good source of mineral salts including calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, copper, manganese. This composition makes it therefore referred to as remineralizing, great for children's diets, of the elderly and sportsmen.
Iron and calcium deficiency are among the most frequent situations when people have an unbalanced diet and this almond butter can therefore be a good food to integrate these precious elements.
Football as we know serves for the structure of the skeletal system, for the well-being of the teeth and nails as well as it is necessary for the contractile capacity of the muscles including that of the heart e for the correct transmission of the nerve impulse.
instead iron is necessary for the formation of two proteins one is thehemoglobin which serves to carry oxygen and is contained in the red blood cells, the other the myoglobin which instead is the protein needed to fix oxygen inside our muscles.
Finally, iron is used to make numerous other proteins and enzymes work, essential for the well-being of the body.
Also vitamins are abundant and in particular those of group B with Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin E in the first place. Vitamin E is essential for the well-being of the skin and is in fact a excellent moisturizer as well as having the ability to combat stretch marks and reduce wrinkles.
Vitamin E is an excellent antioxidant and therefore fights free radicals responsible for cellular aging e it even helps improve the immune system.
Finally it is source of fibers that help the intestine and amino acids that are used for various purposes including the formation of proteins.
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Use almond butter
Almond butter is extremely versatile and it is a sought-after product especially for those who choose a vegan or healthy diet.
In fact almond butter can replace the classic cow's milk butter and for this reason we benefit the most from our health because the fat content is all good and vegetable and does not contain cholesterol.
Almond butter it can be used in sweet recipes or for savory dishes.
The simplest use it is spread on bread or on rusks but also added in any pastry recipe such as muffins, cakes, croissants and various creams. For biscuits, almond butter is very suitable and gives a truly unique touch of refinement.
It can even be used as an ingredient in fruit or vegetable juices and smoothies. Finally, it is used for savory recipes like butter and can give dishes a particular unusual and refined flavor.
For those with intolerances or allergies
Almond butter it is also used by those with intolerances or allergies to milk and its derivatives: butter, yogurt and cheeses. This almond butter is a very similar product to cow's milk butter but without the risk of running into problems with lactose or casein.
Also almond butter can be a valid substitute also for peanut butter than for some subjects it is highly allergenic. Almond butter contains more fiber and more minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and manganese than peanut butter.
Also the percentage of fat is different and in almond butter we have a slight amount more of lipids compared to that of peanuts.
Almond butter is also a great ingredient for beauty cosmetic products. In fact this vegetable butter nourishes and makes the skin more beautiful.
Its main action is to deeply hydrate the skin tissue and it also manages to make the skin smoother with less cracking.
Excellent emollient, velvety and anti-stretch marks it is also indicated during pregnancy to make the skin more elastic.
Almond butter is also used like massage butter thanks to its pleasant aroma. The advantage of this butter used on the skin is that it is not greasy and penetrates deep into the skin, healing and nourishing it from the inside.
Finally it is a natural product as well 100% vegetable which also makes it safe for the absence of any other supplements such as preservatives, dyes or additives.
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