One slice of peanut butter toast and a cup of hot coffee have greeted me most mornings for the past few years—a vast improvement, health-wise, over the waffles drenched in syrup I once enjoyed.
- Almond butter contains no trans fat and is very low in saturated fat. The
majority of the fat in almond butter is monounsaturated fat, a
heart-healthy form that can actually help lower cholesterol.
- Almond butter is an excellent source of protein, and actually has more protein than peanut butter.
- Raw almond butter, which is produced without heating or blanching the
almonds, is rich in several essential minerals. Primary among these are
copper, magnesium, manganese and riboflavin.