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If you are a Nutella fan you will LOVE this: Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
Justin's Nut Butter just started making something called Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. It is ridiculously good.
btw: there are 7 grams of sugar per serving- in contrast to 21 grams of sugar in Nutella. Nutella has the same amount of sugar as Betty Crocker Chocolate Frosting.
CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BUTTER
Ingredients: Dry Roasted Hazelnuts, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Natural Vanilla, Sea Salt.
Tue. Jul 20, 12:38pm
summary of the health benefits of hazelnuts..
* They Contain Good Fats
While some types of fats aren’t heart healthy, hazelnuts are an excellent source of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that help to protect heart health. Hazelnuts are known for their high concentration of oleic acid, the same type of “good” fat that gives olive oil its beneficial properties. Oleic acid has been shown to lower levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol) and raise HDL’s (the good cholesterol). This makes these tasty nuts a heart-healthy, satisfying choice for snacking.
* They May Prevent Cataracts
A study in rats showed that hazelnuts prevented the formation of cataracts when the rats were exposed to low doses of a medication known as doxorubicin. It’s unclear whether this is applicable to humans, but it shows the amazing health properties of this common nut.
* They’re Rich in Phytochemicals
Snacking on hazelnuts fortifies the body with a variety of phytochemicals including proanthocyanidins, quercetin, and kaempherol. The proanthocyanidins are the same flavonoids that give green tea and red wine their health benefits. Proanthocyanidins have shown the potential to protect brain health, improve circulation, and even relieve allergy symptoms. Hazelnuts are one more way to get these powerful benefits.
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* They’re High in Protein and Fiber.
A cup of chopped hazelnuts has a whopping seventeen grams of protein and eleven grams of fiber. They’re a good alternate protein source for those who don’t eat meat, although other forms of vegetarian protein are needed to provide a complete source of essential amino acids. One caveat, hazelnuts are dense in calories, so they shouldn’t be eaten in excess. A handful a day is enough to get the health benefits.
* They’re Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Hazelnuts are an excellent source of vitamin E as well as the B vitamins including folate. They’re also a good source of potassium, calcium, and magnesium which help to maintain a healthy blood pressure. A cup of hazelnuts supplies a third of the daily iron requirements.
There’s lots to love about this tasty, heart healthy nut. They’re a great alternative to potato chips, pretzels, and other less nutritious snack options. Keep a pack on hand for when the next “snack attack” hits.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 12:44 PM
Justin's has great little single serving packets too. They make all kinds of nut butter mixes.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 1:10 PM
went into whole foods to look for this and it was not in stock. :(
Monday, July 26, 2010, 8:48 AM
yeah, I looked for it too and couldn't find it. Bet it will show up sooner or later
Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:23 PM
my mom just told me about this stuff.....cant wait to try it, but is it a healthy spread?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 6:40 PM
hazelnut butter at Stater Bros market
found it Stater Bros ( a grocery store in So California) at will try it out tonight!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 6:58 PM
hazelnuts are great for you. That combined with low sugar makes this one of the healthiest options in this category.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 12:14 PM
I LOVE this stuff!! The individual packets are perfect for my kids' lunchboxes.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 4:33 PM
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