I was in Publix yesterday buying almond nutter for my favorite green smoothie. I was surprised to see how expensive it was in the “regular” peanut butter section; there were two brands and both were over $15. There was a young man stocking the section helping me look over his boxes, and we checked the “healthy” section, where we found a few more varieties, all of which were less expensive. As he handed me one, he ask, “What’s the matter, you don’t like peanut butter?” I explained that I used the almond butter in a smoothie, but really didn’t know what else I could say about almond butter vs. peanut butter. It must’ve been kismet when later in the day I saw this tweet from Everyday Health: Almond butter vs. peanut butter: Which one is better for your diet? Check it out: It’s a great look at the pros and cons of each type of nut butter.
For the record, it rates almond butter is the best bet. Compared to peanut butter, it has more of heart healthy monounsaturated fat per serving. It’s also typically lower in sugar than peanut butter and free of hydrogenated oil.