Almond Butter with organic can sugar- bad?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM

After switching to Paleo for a month I'm trying to think of good sources of fat, and something to satify my sugar cravings. I've recently discovered Almond Butter- and love it! Within a 2 weeks I didn't miss peanut butter at all (I'm a runner so in my former diet PB was a staple). I noticed some almond butter has organic can sugar in it, it's about 3 grams per 2TBPS, is this enough to wreck my paleo lifestyle? Any thoughts?

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on January 30, 2013
at 08:01 PM

If it's the only sugar you are getting (i.e., you're not eating a lot of fruit or honey) then it's probably ok. But a better option would be (as greymouser says) almond butter with no sugar ... and then days where you really feel like you need a little boost of sweet, drizzle in a tiny bit of honey or maple syrup in it. That way you keep your options open.



on January 30, 2013
at 07:56 PM

That's about 1/2 tsp per 2tbsp, or about 1/6 of the serving. Then again, it's only 3g.

Let's put it this way: Almond Butter with organic can sugar- bad? Almond Butter without sugar - better!


on January 31, 2013
at 07:00 AM

the organic cane sugar is fine, it's the almond butter that is the problem...plenty of PUFA's, phytates, etc.


on January 31, 2013
at 06:03 AM

I don't think a little bit of organic cane sugar will harm you/wrek your paleo lifestyle, but if you're in doubt, stick one that's made only with ground almonds and nothing else. I use the one from Trader Joe's, and it's one of the higher quality ones and one of the most affordable ones. I love almond butter too XD (as a matter of fact I made a wrap out of an extra large banana-egg pancake and almond butter for lunch today...I don't have a lunch period in my class schedule, so I need good paleo on the go meals, and that kept me going for a while)



on January 30, 2013
at 08:04 PM

Or unsweetened almond butter on a banana or berries..

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