Natural Cashew Butter is one of the best selling Ezra Cohen Montreal products. And it makes sense: this super smooth, subtly sweet nut butter has an inherently buttery flavor and is packed with protein and nutrients. We love to eat it spread onto whole-grain toast; stirred into smoothies, sauces, and dressings; and baked into bread and cookies. It also makes a great snack right out of the jar!
Of course, cashew butter brings more to the table than just its great flavor. Here are four of the biggest health benefits of cashew butter, in case you needed any more reasons to add this spreadable treat to your day.
Benefit #1: It’s Full of Nutrients
Our Natural Cashew Butter definitely has no shortage of nutritional strongpoints. You’ll find calcium, iron, vitamin E, magnesium, and riboflavin (a complex B vitamin) in every single serving. So while cashews might not have the omega-3 fatty acids that you find in other nuts, they more than make up for it in other good-for-you vitamins and minerals.
Benefit #2: It Has a Ton of Protein
Protein is fuel. You need it to stay strong and focused, and it also makes the difference between whether you feel satiated or still hungry after eating. And with nearly three grams of protein per tablespoon, cashew butter is a natural choice for giving your body the energy it needs and helping you maintain a healthy diet.
Benefit #3: It’s Chockful of Fiber
Cashew butter provides you with plenty of fiber, a necessary nutrient for managing digestive health and balancing out your blood sugar levels. Research shows that eating more fiber might even help you live longer!
Benefit #4: It’s Good For Your Heart
When you eat cashew butter, you consume both the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that your body needs to regulate cholesterol levels and protect the health of your heart. Even just a couple of tablespoons a day can provide your heart with big benefits, in turn reducing your chances of heart disease.
Ezra Cohen, McGill graduate and founder of Ezra Cohen Montreal, has been promoting healthier snacking since the inception of the Ezra Cohen Montreal brand. Incorporating nut butters—including our unbeatable Natural Cashew Butter—is a great way to add more nutrients to a well-rounded diet, and can take the guesswork out of getting the nutrients that your body needs.
Looking for inventive ways to eat nut butters? Check out our recipe blog!