Friday, 9 January 2015

Meridian Nut Butter Review

Nuts about Nuts?

Yes! I love nut butters and often indulge by eating it straight out of the jar like I was eating ice-cream.

I was sent a jar of the Meridian – Crunchy Peanut, Smooth Almond & Crunchy Cashew butter to review. 

It’s hard to say which one was my favourite, I’m probably steering more towards the crunchy cashew. If you don’t already know nut butters are so versatile and can be used in just about anything from smoothies, cakes and stews. See recipe for West African Butter Peanut Stew here. I remember growing up with peanut butter as a kid, but it never tasted as good as these and we didn’t have variety either. You can also get seed butters too – pumpkin, sunflower and tahini (sesame seed)

A few facts

Cashew – have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is mono or polyunsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.

Peanuts - are high in protein, so contain beneficial amino acids, a low glycaemic load – rich in a number of trace minerals including iron. 

Almonds – low in saturated fat with a high proportion of their fats being polyunsaturated or monounsaturated. Almonds also help lower “bad cholesterol” and increase “good cholesterol” Almonds are also high in fibre compared to other nuts.

I love the fact that these nut butters have nothing added to them, just 100% nuts - no salt no sugar and no palm oil.

Meridian’s peanut, almond and cashew butter are available in health food shops, online and most supermarkets.

You can connect with Meridian on social media Facebook & Twitter or visit the website to learn more about other products on offer.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, no money has been exchanged. The purpose of this post is for a review. All views and opinions are entirley my own.


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