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Nut Butter

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Series: Food Matters Snack Recipes | Episode: 4 | Runtime: 3m 21s | Release date: 2015

This segment features: James Colquhoun.

Satisfy your hunger pains with a delicious homemade nut butter. Add your favorite extras and you’ll never buy store varieties again!

Serves: 2-3

Why it’s so good for you:

Nut and seed butters may contain a significant amount of fat per serving, but they're the types of fat that benefit heart health, reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and even lower the risk of obesity! Plus they contain protein, fiber, B vitamins and antioxidants, making them a great slow-releasing source of energy!

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James Colquhoun

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Leonie Bowers | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I tried this and I could not get my butter to good consistency, it was really dry. I tried adding more oil but it did not help. What did I do wrong?
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Ivory David | FMTV | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello Leonie, if your nut butter is too thick for your liking, you can blend in a little bit more and add (more)oil gradually to help smooth it out. Unflavored oils like safflower oil work especially well. Keep this addition as your very last step as it’s often unnecessary to add any oil in at all. I hope this information somehow helps ~ Ivory
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Leonie Bowers | 3 months ago
Thank you for the info. I have tried a couple of times with no success. Will keep trying.
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Kim None | 1 year, 10 months ago
Is it necessary to dehydrate the nuts?
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Karelle | FMTV | 1 year, 10 months ago
Hello Kimberly. Yes, it is necessary to activate nuts as the substances which block nutrient absorption are disabled, whilst the other beneficial nutrients remain intact. You will end up with a delicious, nutritious snack that your body can easily digest and absorb! Kindly check this article for more information http://www.foodmatters.com/article/should-you-activate-your-nuts-and-seeds. ~ Karelle
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Su Finch | 2 years, 10 months ago
What are raw dehydrated nuts?
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Ellen Ringenberg | 3 years, 2 months ago
How do you store it?
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Ivory David | FMTV | 3 years, 2 months ago
Hi Ellen, you can keep nut butters for several weeks in a glass jar with a cover in the fridge. You can also freeze nut butters for up to 4 months. :-)
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