Roasted Almonds are the main ingredient in Julia’s Best Ever Almond Butters. Almonds are a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They are loaded with biotin, vitamin E, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, phosphorus, fibre, and healthy fats. They help lower LDL cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, protect against cancer and other diseases, aid in weight loss and more.
Sunflower Seeds are a good source of vitamin E, vitamin B1, manganese, copper, and selenium. Vitamin E is known to help neutralize free radical damage to cells and act as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis and asthma. It also helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Pumpkin Seeds are sometimes referred to as pepitas, Spanish for "little seed of squash." They are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, niacin, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesiumand phosphorus. The seeds are also a good source of riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, sodiumand potassium.
Dates are a good source of energy, natural sugar, and fibre. Essential minerals such ascalcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc can be found in them. They also contain vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
Chia Seeds are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, boron, niacin. They slow the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugars, add fibre to improve elimination, and help lower cholesterol and are known to be good for energy and endurance. Chia seeds are the richest vegetable source for heart healthy essential omega 3 fatty acids.
Flaxseed is an excellent source of fiber, lignans, and linoleicand alpha-linolenic acid(ALA), two omega-3 fatty acidsthat are essentialfor human health. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. They are also a good source of the minerals magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.As well, Flax seeds are gluten free, high in fibre, low in carbohydrates and are known to support digestive health.Hemp Seeds are considered a complete protein source, which means that they provide all the essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are not produced in the body and need to be gotten from the diet. They also contain high amounts of the amino acid arginine, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar and contains fibre, calcium, iron and manganese.
Stevia is a natural sweetener and is both carbohydrate and calorie free. It has been shown to lower blood pressure and blood sugar and has antibacterial properties. It’s also been shown to aid in calcium formation.
Cacao and Dark Chocolate contain some of the same antioxidant compounds that can be found in grains, fruits, veggies and nuts. These antioxidants are generally valued for their anti-aging benefits. As well, Cacao and dark chocolate supply potassium, calcium, vitamin C, iron and copper.
Sunflower Oil is known to be rich in vitamin E, which is specifically related to improving skin health and regenerating cells. Sunflower oil also has an impressive fatty acid content including palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. These fatty acids in the body are important to balance various elements of human health.