Peanut butter is a common item in most home pantries but lately nut butters of other varieties such as almond, cashew, and sunflower have been increasing in popularity. They usually cost more than peanut butter but are they healthier? Let’s take a look at a 2 tbsp serving of natural peanut butter versus natural almond butter:
• Vitamins & Minerals
Almond butter pulls ahead here as its magnesium, iron, vitamins E and B2, and calcium are several times higher than peanut butter.
• The Verdict
Both nut butters are close in most areas but peanut butter wins for calories and protein, while almond butter takes the lead for calcium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. That being said, either of these are a great way to add healthy fats, protein, and other nutrients to your diet.