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Posted on May 02, 2014 by The VRG Blog Editor

A reader asked:

I am interested in making my own cashew butter. This far,
experiments in a food processor not so hot. What sort of machine should I use?
Thanks! Oh, also I loathe peanuts though I know they’re healthy. How do cashews,
pistachios, and almonds stack up in comparison?

Francesca Cugini, RD wrote:

The Vitamix makes a perfect nut butter without any added oil. The only
ingredient to blend is the nut itself. It is a bit of a pricey machine,
but there is so much you can do with it and it doubles as a food
processor. It also has a lifetime warranty. The almond reigns supreme, but
all nuts contain heart healthy fats and antioxidants. Be careful to not
eat a ton each day as they are high in calories. Stick to a handful of
nuts or 2 tablespoons of nut butter. -Francesca

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