Almond butter is a food paste made from almonds. Almond butter may be crunchy or smooth, and is generally “stir” (susceptible to oil separation) or “no-stir” (emulsified). Almond butter may be either raw or roasted, describing the almonds themselves prior to grinding (Wikipedia, nd).
Almond butter contains almonds. Tree nuts, including almonds, are one of the leading causes of fatal and near-fatal food reactions the United States. If you’re allergic, you can react after eating raw or processed almonds, such as almond butter. Many experts advise avoiding all tree nuts and peanuts, due to the risk of cross-contamination. Almonds have also been linked to allergies to some fruits and tree pollen, since they’re members of the same family (Livestrong, 2013).
Almond butter is most commonly used as a spread for bread, but can also be included in drinks, deserts, or meals. It can also be used as a substitute for peanut butter.
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Here is a delicious almond butter recipe you can make at home.