Almond butter is a great, high-protein, high-energy alternative to peanut butter.
Almonds provide significant protein, calcium, fiber, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin E. Because almond butter is rich in monounsaturated fats but extremely low in saturated fats (and it has no trans fats at all), it is a heart-healthy choice.
Almonds and almond butter are rich in plant sterols, which appear to have cholesterol- lowering benefits. One plant sterol, beta-sitosterol, appears to alleviate the symptoms of benign prostate hypertrophy—enlarged prostate—a condition that more than half of men over age 50 will experience. Two tablespoons of almond butter contains roughly 35 milligrams of beta-sitosterol.Nutritional Facts
Two tablespoons of organic creamy roasted almond butter provides 195 calories, 6 g carbohydrate, 8 g protein, 17 g fat, 3 g dietary fiber, 100 mg calcium, and 1.08 mg iron.