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The Perfect Almond Butter

Seriously, I’ve never had almond butter this good. And I’m not just saying that because I want you to think my blog’s awesome. I’m saying it because I made this yesterday and it was so amazing I felt obligated to share it with the world.

Start with raw, organic almonds if possible. They are the healthiest in my opinion. It’s especially important to get organic if they are coming from the US, because all almonds there have to be sterilized (even if they are labeled “raw”!) and the non-organic ones are often treated with PPO, a known carcinogen that is banned in many countries. “Raw” in the US means they have been treated with PPO, heat steamed, or irradiated. You can usually avoid this by buying directly from a trusted farmer, buying oversees (but, resources), or growing your own!

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Make your own peanut butter! (minus bugs and corn)

Did you know that store-bought peanut butter is not allowed to have more than an average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams?

It’s also usually full of corn syrup and/or questionable oils. I found a peanut butter once whose first ingredient was corn syrup. If the first ingredient isn’t peanuts, you’re doing it wrong.

I usually opt for the all natural organic stuff, but it’s super expensive and, let’s face it, you miss the sugar. Continue reading Make your own peanut butter! (minus bugs and corn)