Peanut Butter vs. Almond Butter
Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Peanut butter is one of the most well-known foods in America. In fact, it can be found in 90% of people's households. Almond butter, on the other hand, or anything almond related, is a relatively new craze. They both have about the same number of calories (100 per tablespoon) and sugar, so how do you know which one is healthier? In this post, I'm going to explain the benefits of both peanut butter and almond butter.
Even though both nut butters have large amounts of protein, peanut butter has the most with an average of 7.1 grams in one serving. Almond butter has 6.7.
Almond butter has 25% more mono-unsaturated fat that peanut butter, which lowers bad cholesterol and maintains good cholesterol. It also has half the amount of saturated fat, which raises bad cholesterol. It contains 2 times the amount of fiber (1.6 grams per tablespoon), 3 times the amount of Vitamin E, double the amount of iron, and 7 times the amount of calcium.
Obviously, almond butter is the healthiest choice. But let's face the facts, peanut butter is pretty good for you too, and it costs less. So, the next time you have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, maybe try almond butter instead.