Raw Organic Superfood Nut Butter Squeeze Pack by Artisana
Artisana - Raw Organic Superfood Nut Butter Squeeze Pack Goji & Milk Thistle - 0.5 oz. (14.2g)
Artisana Raw Organic Superfood Nut Butter Squeeze Pack Goji & Milk Thistle is a cashew butter based spread, available in a convenient .5oz squeeze pack. A powerful combination of two ancient fruits.
GOJI are dried, shriveled red berries that look like red raisins. Goji berries contain high levels of vitamins and are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta carotene and zeaxanthin. These berries contain essential fatty acids which are essential for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
MILK THISTLE is a plant that has a long history of use as a folk remedy for liver and gallbladder disorders. The active ingredient, the one that protects the liver, is known as silymarin. Silymarin is actually a group of flavanoids -silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin, which are thought to help repair liver cells damaged by alcohol and other toxic substances and is a strong antioxidant.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Coconut Butter and Coconut Oil?
The difference between the Coconut Butter and the Coconut Oil is actually the fiber content. Coconut Butter is the pureed meat of mature coconuts. It is roughly 60% oil, but it also had the fiber from the meat in it. It is solid at room temperature, a creamy white/beige color and when warmed up is thick and creamy and smooth.
Coconut Oil on the other hand has no fiber. The oil has been separated from the meat of the coconut. It is solid at room temperature and translucent. If you see it solid it will look like it has florets or snowflakes in it. When warmed up is becomes liquid and completely clear. It can be used for higher temperature cooking such as sautéing, or frying.
I opened up my jar of Coconut Butter and it looks like mold on top? What is it?
Your Coconut Butter is perfectly fine to eat. It may have just been subjected to a temperature change. This is not mold....they repeat, this is NOT mold.
Coconuts are roughly 60% oil, and that oil likes to separate from the fiber in the Coconut Butter. You will see a layer of translucent oil at the top that looks like snowflakes or florets. You may also see spots of it around the rest of the jar. This is perfectly normal. All you need to do is gently warm the jar (set the jar in the sun or in warm water) and stir the oil back into the butter.
What is the shelf life of their nut & seed butters?
Shelf life of their delicious nut & seed butters is 14-16 months from date of manufacture.
Should I refrigerate after opening a jar?
There is really no need to refrigerate. Their butters are shelf stable. In fact if you chill them too much they become hard to use as they will not spread easily.
What is the Coconut Butter made from?
Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter is made from the meat of mature coconuts. they do not add any fillers or preservatives to their butters.
Is their raw Tahini made with hulled or unhulled sesame seeds?
They use hulled sesame seeds to make their Tahini.
Why do they blend Cashews into the Pecan, Walnut and Macadamia nut butters?
There are a few reasons they blend Cashews into these three highly acclaimed organic, raw nut butters. Cashews make the Walnut and Pecan butters more creamy and spreadable. Cashews also act as a natural sweetener to temper the natural bitterness of the Walnut and Pecan skins (which they leave in for the health benefit).
Where are the coconuts from?
They work with small to medium sized cooperative farms in Southeast Asia.
Do you soak their nuts before making your nut butters?
The short answer is no. Their raw nuts are not soaked prior to crafting them into our tasty, healthy, organic, raw nut butters. Soaking the nuts and seeds adds a lot of water (even after dehydrating) and definitely adds bacteria & moisture - reducing shelf life to just a few days.
My child has tree nut allergies, is their Coconut butter safe for them to eat?
The answer to your question would largely depend on how severe the allergy is. Less severe allergy = less risk. It is their commitment to isolating and eliminating cross contamination of allergens. Also, know their facility is free of peanuts, soy, gluten and dairy.
What are different ways to use their nut & seed butters?
Great Question... You can spread on bread or toast instead of using peanut butter. But most of their customers enjoy them in a whole bunch of ways that can really improve the taste, texture and nutrition of many other foods.
Try some of these ideas.
- Spread on bread for a nut butter and jam sandwich
- Crumble coconut butter on top of popcorn
- Use cacao butter, coconut oil and coconut butter to make your own skin moisturizer
- Add a tablespoon to cereal as a morning energy boost
- Add a tablespoon to yogurt to achieve a wonderfully nutty, deeper flavor and greater texture
- Add to salad dressings or drizzle over salads
- Make great satay sauces
- Add to fruit shakes, ice cream shakes or make date/nut shakes
- Add to ice cream, make a sundae
- Add to brownies, cookies, cakes or pies (Pecan pie, walnut brownies, etc.)
- Make Almond, walnut, or cashew milk by adding to water and blending (We add water to the last bit of nut butter at the bottom of the jar, then add some other ingredients like agave, maybe some maca and then put the lid on and shake it. Then... (you guessed it) drink it up or take it somewhere to go.
They are devoted to making unique, superior, organic products. They believe in sustainable living; minimizing their collective impact on the Earth; and through their community, supporting the organic and living foods movements, the Earth and her forests.
They support small, Organic, family farms. The farmers from which they buy grow their produce in harmony with the land. They pledge to treat and to compensate their workers fairly. They endeavor to exceed your expectations for service.
Their goal is to make available to everyone the healthiest, freshest, best-tasting, Organic, all-natural foods while giving something back to the communities they serve.
Raw and organic food is just as natural as a flower growing in the grass. It is alive with all of nature's enzymes, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Creating raw and organic food is an art. They source local nuts and seeds where availalbe and they have a strict quality control program to insure the purity of their food from the farm to your table. Making their raw organic nut butters is not easy... and it is a process that they do not hurry along. It takes a considerable amount of energy and time to hand-make and keep all of Artisana Nut Butters pure and raw for you to enjoy... and they enjoy every moment of this process!
Although they are a small organic food company, they are trying to make a big difference. Their goals and ideas are much bigger than just organic food. They are devoted to sustainable living and through our community they support the organic and living foods movement, the Earth and her forests. They try to buy their foods as close to the farmer as possible. In many cases they are able to buy straight from the organic farmers. It's a choice. It's how they operate. It is how they live their life.
Artisana - The Art of Healthy Food
Creating unique, delicious, healthy, gourmet food is a work of passion for us, blending together nuts and seeds like the vibrant colors of an artist's palette. Handmade with care, their organic foods are crafted using a temperature controlled process that preserves the life-essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and enzymes.
What makes their Nut Butters so special?
Taste - Simply put, they are amazingly delicious.
Unique variety - In addition to their superior Almond Butter and Tahini, they offer unique varieties: Walnut Butter, Pecan Butter, Cashew Butter, and Macadamia/Cashew Butter. Their coconut products include the ever popular Coconut Butter and it's related Cacao Bliss, as well as their Extra Virgin Pure Coconut Oil.
Fresh - They hand select only the finest new harvest nuts, seeds and coconut for their butters. Their almonds and walnuts are the best California has to offer.
Quality - All of their nut and seed butters are hand crafted in small batches in Oakland, CA with careful attention to detail using strict food safety protocols.
Organic - They only use 100% certified organic nuts, seeds, and coconut meat which means no toxic pesticides, chemicals, or genetically modified organisms. (Certified by QAI)
Pure - They don't add any extra ingredients. No oil, sugar, preservatives or artificial flavors - Nothing. Which means that all you get is the clean, fresh taste of nuts and seeds the way nature intended.
Raw - Their raw products are made into puree with a temperature controlled process. This means that all of the enzymes, proteins and vitamins are intact, in their natural state and fully utilized by the body.
Powerful - Forget caffeine! Packed with energy-laden nutrients, their nut butters are a great source of sustained energy.
Healthy - Nuts and seeds in the form that they make them - totally raw and organic and processed into butter (purée) - are among the most basic and healthy foods one can eat on the planet, offering to the consumer -
Non-animal proteins and enzymes
Vitamins and Minerals
Essential fatty-acids (including Omega-3, of which Walnut butter has the most)
Fiber in all products more readily digestible than whole nuts...making them truly whole foods.
Certified Kosher (KSA)
Made in a facility that processes tree nuts, but does not process any peanuts, gluten, dairy or soy