View Full Version : Nut butters/tahini
12-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Just worndering wheather store bought nut butter & tanini are truly raw?
There is one brand here where the label says "raw", do you think they still use heat when bottling it?
I made my own almond and cashew butter in the vitamix a few times, it came out ok. Do you soak the nut before making nut butters? Can you make your own tahini?
12-03-2006, 02:30 PM
My rule of thumb? Unless it says RAW somewhere on the label it more then likely is not.When in doubt - call or e-mail the company. They will tell you. There has been a whole host of postings regarding this. Use the banana up top to search.
Tahini, from what I've read can be made using a coffee grinder. Also, I would do a search on this as well.
12-03-2006, 04:43 PM
The brand I used to buy sais "raw" on the label, I think I still prefer to make my own, just to be safe. Do you have to soak the nuts when making nut butters?
12-03-2006, 05:52 PM
As most things in life.. it's always wise to read the fine print. I've bought a few products that read RAW on the front.. but as I examined them they had said 96% raw.. or something to that sort.
12-03-2006, 10:59 PM
Hi VeryBerry -
I believe that Artisana's butters are raw (very low heat during grinding).
I make Tahini in my food processor or vitamix. I soak the sesame seeds (hulled) ahead of time and sprout for a couple of days.
12-04-2006, 06:20 AM
Best is to buy it in (private) shops where they made it themselves;
it's fresher than bought in chain-shops
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