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White almond butter

As traditional almond butter contains only pressed almonds, it contains almond oil as well as the same fiber and protein as the nuts.
The information we compiled for this ingredient complies with the standards ofthe USDA database.
3%
Water
 15
Macronutrient carbohydrates 15.34%
/21
Macronutrient proteins 20.59%
/64
Macronutrient fats 64.08%
 

The three ratios show the percentage by weight of macronutrients (carbohydrates / proteins / fats) of the dry matter (excl. water).

Ω-6 (LA, 13.3g)
Omega-6 fatty acid such as linoleic acid (LA)
 : Ω-3 (ALA, 0.1g)
Omega-3 fatty acid such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
 = !:0

Omega-6 ratio to omega-3 fatty acids should not exceed a total of 5:1. Link to explanation.

Here, essential linolenic acid (LA) 13.28 g and almost no alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

Almond butter is a base ingredient for many vegan recipes. It can be used in a wide variety of ways, to make anything from sauces and desserts to almond milk.

General information:

From Wikipedia: “Almond butter is a food paste made from almonds. Almond butter may be crunchy or smooth, and is generally "stir" (susceptible to oil separation) or "no-stir" (emulsified). Almond butter may be either raw or roasted, describing the almonds themselves prior to grinding. It is recommended that almond butter be refrigerated once opened to prevent spoilage and oil separation.”

Nutritional information:

“Almond butter is high in monounsaturated fats, calcium, potassium, iron and manganese. It’s considered a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus, and copper, and an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. Almond butter also provides dietary protein.”

Comparison to peanut butter:

“Almond butter is an alternative to peanut butter for those with peanut allergies or who object to its taste. It contains significantly more fiber, calcium, potassium, iron and manganese than peanut butter, and about half the saturated fat, although a slightly higher total fat content. Almonds are not legumes whereas peanuts are, so almond butter can be consumed by those looking to avoid legumes.

A tablespoon of either butter contains 95 calories, 1.5 grams of fibre, 3 g of carbohydrate, 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein. Also, the fat in both are mainly unsaturated, thus does not raise blood cholesterol. They are also both good sources of monounsaturated fat. However, almond butter does provide more nutrients than normal peanut butter. It contains more than double the vitamin E, which helps improve your immune system and acts as an antioxidant. Lastly, it contains more calcium and magnesium. Given all this, though, peanut butter does contain more vitamin B. Thus, it is hard to say which is “healthier.” One must still consult the label and make a personal decision based on individual needs. Overall, both are good sources of nutrients. It is also suggested to stay away from the “light” butters, as oftentimes they do contain less fat, but more of other adversarial ingredients.”

Culinary uses:

Almond butter is used as a spread for sandwiches, a base for sauces, and to make almond milk. It is also used in many desserts and has an increasing number of uses in vegan cooking as it is a good replacement for dairy products. White almond butter is currently more widely available in Europe than the United States.

Medicinal uses:

From “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almond”: “They are also rich in dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats, fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Typical of nuts and seeds, almonds also contain phytosterols such as beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol, sitostanol, and campestanol, which have been associated with cholesterol-lowering properties.

Preliminary research associates consumption of almonds with elevated blood levels of high density lipoproteins and lower low density lipoproteins.”

Nutrient tables

The complete nutritional information, coverage of the daily requirement and comparison values with other ingredients can be found in the following nutrient tables.

Nutritional Information
per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Energy670 kcal
2'802 kJ
33.5%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2000kcal
Fat/Lipids61 g87.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 70g
Saturated Fats5.1 g25.5%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 20g
Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)15 g5.4%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 270g
Sugars5.4 g6.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 90g
Fiber8.1 g32.4%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 25g
Protein/Albumin20 g39.2%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 50g
Cooking Salt (Na:0.0 mg)0 mg0.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA: 2.4g
Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Fat/Lipids
Carbohydrates
Protein/Albumin
Cooking Salt

Essential micronutrients with the highest proportions per 100g 2000 kcal
VitVitamin E, as a-TEs 18 mg147.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 12 mg
FatLinoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 13 g133.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 10 g
MinCopper, Cu 0.90 mg90.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
MinManganese, Mn 1.8 mg90.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
ElemMagnesium, Mg 263 mg70.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg
ProtPhenylalanine (Phe, F) 0.98 g63.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
ProtValine (Val, V) 0.96 g60.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
ProtIsoleucine (Ile, I) 0.74 g60.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.2 g
ProtTryptophan (Trp, W) 0.14 g58.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g
ProtThreonine (Thr, T) 0.52 g55.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g

Detailed micronutrients and daily requirement coverage per 100g

Explanations of nutrient tables in general

The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.

If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.

For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.

Essential fatty acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Linoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 13 g133.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 10 g
Alpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 0.05 g3.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the CH-EDI-Verordnung: 2.0 g

Essential amino acids per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Phenylalanine (Phe, F) 0.98 g63.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
Isoleucine (Ile, I) 0.74 g60.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.2 g
Valine (Val, V) 0.96 g60.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.6 g
Tryptophan (Trp, W) 0.14 g58.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.25 g
Threonine (Thr, T) 0.52 g55.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g
Leucine (Leu, L) 1.2 g51.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 2.4 g
Lysine (Lys, K) 0.49 g26.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 1.9 g
Methionine (Met, M) 0.23 g25.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the WHO-Protein-2002: 0.93 g

Vitamins per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Vitamin E, as a-TEs 18 mg147.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 12 mg
Niacin (née vitamin B3) 5.4 mg34.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 16 mg
Folate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 45 µg23.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 200 µg
Thiamine (vitamin B1) 0.20 mg18.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.1 mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.20 mg14.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 0.60 mg10.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 6.0 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 0 mg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 80 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0 mg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.4 mg
Vitamin A, as RAE 0.12 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 µg
Biotin (ex vitamin B7, H) 0 µg< 0.1%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 50 µg

Essential macroelements (macronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Magnesium, Mg 263 mg70.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 375 mg
Calcium, Ca 336 mg42.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg
Potassium, K 676 mg34.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2'000 mg
Sodium, Na 4.0 mg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 800 mg

Essential trace elements (micronutrients) per 100g 2000 kcal

The numbers show the percent of the recommended daily value for a person who consumes 2000 cal per day. This number is for one serving of the recipe.

A person normally eats multiple times a day and consumes additional nutrients. You can get all of the nutrients you need over a longer period of time and in this way ensure a healthy balance.

Copper, Cu 0.90 mg90.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 1.0 mg
Manganese, Mn 1.8 mg90.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 2.0 mg
Zinc, Zn 3.2 mg32.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 10 mg
Iron, Fe 3.1 mg22.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 14 mg
Fluorine, F 100 µg3.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 3'500 µg
Iod, I (Jod, J) 1.1 µg1.0%
Recommended daily allowance according to the EU: LMIV-2011: 150 µg
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