Pecans make the nut world go 'round. The lovely state of Georgia is home to so many nuts, but none more decadent and fantastic than this jar of slow-roasted Pecan Butter. One Whole30-approved spoonful and you'll say, "I am so over you, pecan pie!" Enjoy the unbelievable flavor that comes from natural pecans, and Georgia Grinders' roasting expertise. Other nut butters take their add-ins too far, from spices to added sweeteners, but excellent nuts like these pecans need no further help. Sometimes all you really want is the perfectly rich and full flavor from freshly roasted nuts. Enjoy this pecan butter, and then get back to your day, and to your Whole30! ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Pecans have a bit of tradition in the southern states, what with pecan pie and pecan pralines and all sorts of crazy sweet things. But pecans have a nutritional punch that it often overlooked with the richness of those family recipes. Pecans pack a punch when it comes to personality and heady flavor, especially in a slow-roasted nut butter like this.
Count your blessings with this jar: nut butters that are Whole30 approved are a rare and special treat. This Slow Roasted Pecan Butter from Georgia Grinders is one of those wonderful foods both nutritious and tasty. Each batch has just two ingredients to make sure your way of eating is still as clean as can be.
Georgia Grinders has figured something magical out with their roasting technique. In a world full of premium nut butters, somehow these jars are standing head and shoulders above the rest in flavor and texture. With just a hint of salt included to bring out the natural flavors, each jar is nearly perfect. Even the salt level is subtle. You might even be tempted question why there isn't more salt already in there. After all, salt makes things taste great, right? Trust me: this nut butter is fantastic as is. You'll be rewarded with both great flavor and a treat that will pass the "crave" test, keeping you 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 perhaps not. I found the balanced flavors are just right for perfectly portioned tastings whenever you are feeling a bit of hunger.
Why is Slow Roasted Pecan Butter so good for you?
It starts with just two ingredients. TWO! The simple ingredient list 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:
Pecans contain different forms of the antioxidant vitamin E—known as tocopherols, plus numerous phenolic substances, many of them with antioxidant abilities. The nuts are especially rich in one form of vitamin E called gamma-tocopherols. The findings illustrate that after eating pecans, gamma-tocopherol levels in the body doubled and unhealthy oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood decreased by as much as 33 percent. Oxidized LDLs may further contribute to inflammation in the arteries and place people at greater risk of cardiovascular problems.
Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for fiber. Pecans are also a natural, high-quality source of protein that contain very few carbohydrates and no cholesterol.
How to eat this delicious and rich Pecan Butter
- Right out of the jar, with or without implement of your choosing.
- Drizzled on fruit or berries
- On (primal) toast, breads, crepes, or ice cream
- In smoothies of any shape or size, any time of day or night.
- Use it anywhere you might use almond butter, for a nice change of flavor pace
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 attributed his health and longevity to his clean eating and active lifestyle."
Note: Only the almond butter is produced in a dedicated facility.