I am sure you have seen the black stain on the inside and outside of peanut shells, right? That black stuff is mold and mold can poison you with mycotoxins. Maybe I will make another post sometime on all sources of mycotoxins and explain what they are. For now, just know that you do not want anything to do with them.
I just love almond butter. Cashew butter is also great but way too expensive to eat it everyday. I used to be able to purchase MaraNatha crunchy almond butter but was unable to find it in two different stores where I have always bought it in the past. I have been noticing that price has been creeping up. Guess maybe there is a shortage of it? Gee, I hope not.
Here is what I love:
And here is what my wife likes:
I use it on a lot of things. This morning I had rolled oats and put butter and almond butter on it and sweetened it with agave.
Peanuts don't grow on trees but most all other nuts do. Here is a picture of an almond nut tree in full bloom:
And this is how almonds grow:
On Aug. 19th. there was a recall on some almond butter. Although it included my brand, it was a different size container. OK, now I am completely out of both crunchy and creamy. What ever should I do? I did see a jar from another producer, but the price was over three times as much as the ones I have been buying. I have a bag of walnuts, I wonder if I put oil and walnuts in a blender if I could get a fair substitute? Now, just because I am out of nutter butter, doesn't mean you should not have a great day, you hear?