Revel in the creamy yet crunchy texture of raw macadamias and cashews, sustainably picked from lush tropical forests.
Available in 8 oz jars.
Revel in the creamy yet crunchy texture of raw macadamias and cashews, sustainably picked from lush tropical forests. Savor the naturally sweet, wild flavor of Artisana's Raw Macadamia/Cashew Butter. Every spoonful is a healthy and delicious delicacy.
The macadamias used in Artisana's Raw Macadamia/Cashew Butter are from the tropical and misty Hawaiian and Australian coastlines. They, like the cashews in this delightful blend, are 100% organic and 100% raw. When these two exotic nuts are blended together, the result is a creamy, naturally sweet nut butter you can’t resist. It is good in both sweet and savory dishes, and makes a wonderful addition to salad dressings and sauces.
This delicious nut butter is naturally high in monosaturated fat, which helps to lower LDL cholesterol; vitamin B1, which helps release energy from carbohydrates; and palmitoleic acid, which supports the body’s metabolism.
Artisana's Raw Macadamia/Cashew Butter is handcrafted from fresh (not roasted) nuts, and is made into butter using a low-temperature process (below 115° F.) that preserves the vital enzymes, vitamins, and proteins. It is made from 100% certified organic nuts, with no preservatives or other additives, in a facility that does not process any peanut, gluten, or dairy products.
Ingredients: organic, raw macadamia nuts; organic, raw cashew nuts
Are the nuts soaked before being made into nut butters?
The short answer is no. The raw nuts are not soaked prior to being crafted into tasty, healthy, organic, raw nut butters. All of the nuts and seeds used can sprout or grow when germinated/soaked. Soaking the nuts and seeds adds a lot of water (even after dehydrating) and definitely adds bacteria and moisture—reducing shelf life to just a few days.
Why are there cashews in your Walnut Butter and your Pecan Butter?
There are a few reasons cashews are put into these two highly acclaimed organic, raw nut butters. Cashews make the walnut and pecan butters more creamy and spreadable. Cashews also act as a natural sweetener to temper the natural bitterness of the walnut and pecan skins (which are left in for their health benefits).
Why doesn’t it say “cashew” in the name of your Walnut and Pecan Butters?
Our Walnut and Pecan Butters weren’t named “Walnut/Cashew Butter” and “Pecan/Cashew Butter” for a reason: cashews were used as a natural additive to make them more creamy and spreadable and for added natural sweetness.
However, the labels on these products will be changing so that they will say “with cashews” near the bottom of the front panel. This is so that you won't have to look so closely at the ingredient panel in order to see that these nut butters contain cashews, an allergen for some people. These nut butters will remain the same great tasting and healthy foods as they were—this will only be a label change.
Do your nut butters need to be refrigerated?
All of our raw, organic nut butters are shelf stable. What this means is that they do not need refrigeration for more than 18 months after they are produced.
As a general rule, we advise that if you do not plan on opening them for longer than 1-2 months, refrigeration is good.
If you plan on using any of our nut butters in the immediate month, then refrigeration is not necessary. It will be easier to use them if they are at room temperature.
Also, mix the nut butters well after opening. You only need to do it once after opening, and it really helps to insure a consistent flavor and even disbursement of all the healthy raw oils.
How should I use your nut butters? On bread?
Great question... You can use our nut butters on bread or toast instead of peanut butter. But a lot of people enjoy them in a whole bunch of ways that can really improve the taste, texture, and nutrition of many other foods.
Try some of these ideas:
My son has tree nut allergies. Is your coconut butter or tahini safe for him to eat? Could there be traces of nuts present?
There are no peanuts in our facility, but there are other known allergens, tree nuts and soy. Work is done to insure that there is no cross contamination of products—including thoroughly cleaning utensils, machinery, and storage units. If your son was allergic to walnuts, for example, and the machinery wasn’t cleaned after making walnut butter, the risk of your son having a reaction would be significantly increased. As mentioned, all the equipment and other items are cleaned between the making of different products. Also, separate production runs, and longer runs, are done to insure that the risk of trace amounts will be minimized to a smaller portion of the product. However, there is a risk of trace amounts that cannot be totally eliminated without an isolated equipment line.
I love this stuff. Ever since I developed a peanut allergy, I've been looking for a replacement, and this butter is a real treat. I only wish it came in bigger jars, I'd buy it by the ton. (Posted on 11/15/12)