The phrase "the sweet spot" can mean a lot of things. But in almond butters, it means exactly this jar right here before you. NaturAlmond No-Salt is all of these things: not too crunchy, not too smooth, not too oily. But most importantly, there is a subtle sweetness that comes from NO added salt. None. Zippo. NaturAlmond almond butter from Georgia Grinders has perfected a sweetly slow-roasted flavor with absolutely nothing added. Some nut butters are overloaded with extra goodies or even just lots of sea salt. Salt makes things crave-able, snack-able, and perhaps too tempting. Because NaturAlmond is satisfying enough, spoon by spoon, you can get back to your day without going overboard. Stay on your Whole30 while enjoying some of the best nut butter on the planet. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Nut butters that are Whole30 approved are a rare and special treat indeed. They have to have only the best whole food ingredients, as well as meet standards for no added "stuff", from sugars to gums to emulsifiers. Georgia Grinders steps up the game by not even adding SALT to this NaturAlmond jar of pure delish. Each bite is both nutritious and tasty, while retaining a freshly roasted flavor that cannot be compared to any other nut butter out there. NaturAlmond No-Salt has just ONE ingredient to make sure your Whole30 eating is as clean as can be.
I have a theory on why NaturAlmond nut butter can taste so real and delicious and yet still be Whole30 approved. During your rewarding and challenging month that is—let's face it—not super keen on snack foods, nut butters can be a danger treat. In this jar, however, the secret is in the lack of salt. Georgia Grinders takes a deliberately slow roasting process to bring out the best flavors from the almonds. Their roasting process happens every single day: often a jar you buy will have been roasted just weeks ago! After roasting, the nut kernels are ground down to a slightly-chunky texture. Not too smooth, not too crunchy.
Now, about that salt. You might even be tempted to add some just to zing it up a bit. After all, salt makes things taste great, right? Trust me: leave this nut butter as is and you'll be rewarded with both great flavor and a jar that will pass the "crave" test. NaturAlmond is almond butter right at that perfect intersection of delicious but not "gotta have it" danger zone.
Is it true that you might need to share this with a friend? Perhaps, but I found the balanced flavors are just right for perfectly portioned tastings. NaturAlmond is pretty darn amazing just as it is.
Why is NaturAlmond Nut Butter so good for you?
ONE ingredient! The simple recipe is the perfect match for the slow and simple roasting process that keeps flavors at a maximum and nutrients exactly where they should be: in this jar. Here’s what’s going on inside:
Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious, their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. They can also help speed up your metabolism, and work well in weight control. A wonderful natural sweetness and impressive variety of nutrients makes almonds one of nature’s most perfect foods.
How to eat this delicately delicious Almond Butter
- Right out of the jar, with spoon or implement of your choosing.
- Drizzled on fruit or berries
- On (primal) toast, breads, crepes, or ice cream
- In smoothies of any shape or size, but then again, you'd lose that awesome crunch. Your call.
- How about some Thai Almond Butter Dressing!? Georgia Grinders has that recipe all ready to go for your sugar-free lifestyle: http://www.georgiagrinders.com/spicy-thai-almond-butter-dressing/
About Georgia Grinders, in their own words
Here's Jamie Foster describing her company: "Georgia Grinders strives to create extraordinary nut butter from simple, all natural ingredients. After all, it is our belief that every culinary experience be savored and define the taste of health. Sourcing the highest quality, natural and Non-GMO ingredients, Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters are handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality, freshness and flavor in a facility that we own and operate in Atlanta, Georgia.
Based on my Grandfather’s recipe from the 1970’s as part of an initiative to combat his genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease, Georgia Grinders launched it's initial product, NaturAlmond almond butter, in 2012 to honor my Grandfather, Jim Hinsdale's, innovative legacy. In fact, my Grandfather recently passed at the age of 97 and attributes his health and longevity to his clean eating and active lifestyle."
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this almond butter fully gluten free and contaminant free?
A: "YES! We own and operate our manufacturing facilities so that we can personally monitor each step in the production process. Our team goes to great lengths to operate a dedicated facility for our almond butter that is free from exposure to all other nuts, tree nuts, peanuts and seeds."
Q: How much sodium is in this "salt-free" nut butter, anyway?
A: That would be a big fat ZERO. 0 grams of sodium is what you'll find in each serving of NaturAlmond No-Salt almond butter. It truly is what it says.