HOW IS ALMOND BUTTER USED
We all know almonds and almond oil , instead lets discover what almond butter is and how to use it.
WHAT IS ALMOND BUTTER
Almond butter is a creamy compound obtained from the seeds of the almonds of the plant called Prunus amygdalus. Its preparation is similar to the common peanut butter.
To begin the production of almond butter lets start from ingredients such as natural fresh or dried almonds, heated and roasted. Depending on which of the two sources of almonds used we will obtain a compound from the flavour more or less intense.
Toasted almonds will give a stronger flavour while the natural almonds will be more delicate in taste. Grind the seeds with an electric grinder that will turn them into flour.
The power of the blender will allow the out flow of the almond oil from the seeds. When this happens the compound becomes creamy and you can also keep kneading for up to 60 minutes. At the end you will get a homogeneous and spreadable compound which is precisely called Almond butter.
The Almond butter has a flavour that is quite nice and sweet with a colour going from yellow to clear brownish. To this type of vegetable butter no additives, thickeners, dyes or preservatives are added because of the presence of the oil in the seeds allows in a natural way the preservation of the product and this is already a great achievement.
The Almond butter can therefore be kept in a cool and dry place or put in the refrigerator.
PROPERTIES OF ALMOND BUTTER
Let us now look at the properties of almond butter:
– It contains a large part of monounsaturated fatty acids which are natural good fats and which our organism needs to keep healthy the cell membranes and for all those functions in which fat is needed such as for example the hormonal regulation and the cardiovascular system.
– It is a good source of mineral salts including calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese. Therefore excellent for children and athletes.
– Also the vitamins are rather abundant and in particular those of group B with at the first place riboflavin (B2) and vitamin E. Vitamin E is essential for the welfare of the skin and is in fact a good moisturizer in addition to having the ability to fight stretch marks and reduce wrinkles.
– It is a source of fibre that help the intestine and amino acids which are used for various purposes including the formation of protein.
HOW IS ALMOND BUTTER USED
How is almond butter used?
Almond butter is extremely versatile and is a sought after product especially for those who choose a vegan or healthy diet, in fact it can replace the classic butter from cows’ milk, is all of plant/vegetable origin and does not contain cholesterol.
Almond butter can be used in recipes for desserts or for salted dishes.
The easiest use is spreading it on bread, toasted bread or on crackers but also adding it in any pastry recipe such as muffins, cakes, croissants and various creams.
Almond butter can also be used as an ingredient in centrifuges and shakes of fruit or vegetables or in savory dishes just as the ordinary butter.
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