View Full Version : Where to find truly raw almond butter?
07-21-2005, 05:44 PM
07-21-2005, 06:05 PM
wow :eek: ...i wish they couldnt out raw on the label if it truly isnt :mad: ...i use that brand too :rolleyes:
07-21-2005, 06:11 PM
I know, what a shocker :eek: when i found that out, i decided i am bound and determined to find truly raw butter, even if I had to make my own, any recipies, please?
07-21-2005, 06:25 PM
Get outta here! :eek: did you get this informaiton directly from them????
i guess the best way is to make it ourselves. :)
07-21-2005, 06:30 PM
If this is true, we ought to emial them and protest their deceiving labels. Here is the link if anyone wants to express concerns to them if the informaiton is true. If not for youselves, for other rawbies that rely on Maranatha.
UPDATE: Here is the link that they say INDIRECTLY that it is now raw. I"m thinking we cannot protest their lables but we can surely tell them they will be losing alot of customers/consumers
07-21-2005, 08:31 PM
there's a thread on here somewhere from a few weeks ago - the same thing with Trader Joe's brand - it says raw, but a forum member found out the almonds have been pasteurized.
I say, make it yourself in the food processor
07-21-2005, 10:15 PM
07-21-2005, 10:54 PM
I wished I could afford those prices!!! Bad enough I was paying 12. something for the Maranatha. Now it's out of my reach....and out of my cupboards! :mad:
1 more thing I'll have to make myself :rolleyes:
07-22-2005, 02:51 PM
truthseeker, think of it this way... your better off making it at home anyway it thie stuff is heated.
07-22-2005, 02:58 PM
However, I called them, too and the manager I spoke with said the grinder heats up the nuts to about 130 while grinding the almonds. I asked him if he monitors the temps. he said no, they don't. he told me to make my own if I'm going to be that picky! :confused:
How can these people call this stuff raw? I'm not going to pay 15.00 a jar for false advertising, sorry folks.
swiddweas (my baby's first word)
07-22-2005, 03:18 PM
:eek: whoah $15 dollars? fred Meyers has it for $ 7.99 out here.
07-22-2005, 03:53 PM
Here is the email I received back from Maranatha nutbutters.
Thank you for taking the time to email us here at nSpired Natural Foods regarding our Maranatha Raw Almond Butter. The temperature the nuts are exposed to during the grinding process and/or length of time it takes for the product to cool after grinding may cause the enzymes in our raw nut products to become altered.
Like many commercial nut butter manufacturers including Maranatha start with raw nuts then grind them according to our own time-tested methods to achieve a specific flavor and texture profile. We do not intentionally heat the Almonds. They are simply ground. The heat is generated from the friction between the blades.
We realize that our definition of "raw", which is consistent with many other large nut butter manufacturers, may not be shared by raw food enthusiasts. So, If you are following a "strict" "fresh" raw food diet - our brand would not be suitable for you.
**Also, due to an outbreak of Salmonella last year from a certain farm in CA (it did not effect us because we do not buy from that farm) the Almond Board is making a recommendation to the USDA that all Raw Almonds be "pasteurized". This will affect the Raw food community. It might be something you want to keep an eye on and stay on top of. Visit www.almondboard.com - look under Quality Control. Mostly all Almonds sold in the US are from California.
Customer Service Manager
07-22-2005, 04:47 PM
I feel so duped.
I have used that brand a lot in the last 6 months.
Good thing I just learned to make my own almond butter.
Thank you Linda.
07-22-2005, 05:02 PM
Can someone post how to make there own almond butter?
07-22-2005, 09:37 PM
Check here Mary.
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