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We focus on nuts at The Hunters’ Kitchenette® because they are extremely rich in vitamins and minerals to complement your healthy lifestyle. Notably, nuts have been a part of our human diet supporting our evolution for millions of years. Similar micronutrients are also present in vegetables, fruits and other foods but adding nuts is an easy and delicious way to complete a well rounded diet.
The secret to The Hunters’ Kitchenette® nut butters is all about the love and hard work that goes into every single bottle. From selecting the best raw nuts to roasting them at the right temperature, a lot of care goes into every step. The end result? Scoops of luscious, mouth watering nut butters that seal in their original, health-benefiting nutrients.
The entire process undergoes rigorous standards of quality to create the very same nut butters that Herbert enjoys with his family daily. Everything that goes into its making is what he would personally endorse for his own lifestyle of clean eating. Nothing more, nothing less!
For truly clean eating, no extra oils, additives, stabilizers or preservatives are added. All our nuts are dry roasted without vegetable or seed oils at a low temperature to preserve their fatty acids, followed by grinding to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Condiments are carefully selected to intensify the nutty aroma and texture of the nuts. Only a sprinkling of unrefined French sea salt and teaspoon of coconut palm sugar are added into every jar.
We only use the best real-food ingredients that have gone through minimal processing without chemicals. Therefore, we recommend consuming our nut butters within 3 months of opening the bottle, compared to 2 years for commercial brands.
To find out more about our rigorous production process including our selection of condiments, click here.
Our Nut Butters
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Our Rigorous Production Process
Raw Versus Roasted
We buy all our nuts raw to control the roasting process in low temperature. This preserves all the fatty acids and nutrients in our nut butters, making them delicious yet healthy. Our special dry roasting process utilizes FIR or Far Infrared Rays, which heats up the nut kernels gently from inside and outside at the same time like claypot cooking, retaining maximum nutrition, makes the nuts sweeter naturally, and most important reducing phytic acid or anti-nutrients in nuts. Find out more detail about our unique FIR processing here.
Most roasted nuts in the market has been exposed to high heat, and sometimes deep fried which renders them rancid. This is one of the reasons why some manufacturers add various flavoring to mask the nuts’ rancid taste.
Raw nuts should not be consumed in large quantities due to their anti nutrients present as nature’s defense mechanism. These anti nutrients bind with minerals in our foods and prevent our body from absorbing them. It will also disrupt our digestive system.
Roasting, soaking and sprouting raw nuts properly will reduce the amount of these anti nutrients. Roasting nuts when done properly, and grinding them into nut butters makes it more shelve stable, enabling it to be stored at room temperature for at least 3 months without preservatives.
To make these epicurean delights, we have sourced the world over for nuts of the highest quality:
- Almonds and pistachios from California
- Cashews from India
- Macadamias from Australia or South Africa
- Hazelnuts from Turkey
Coconut Palm Sugar
Choosing the right sugar and amount to use in our nut butters is one of our most important decisions. Sugar in excess amounts can be really toxic, which is why we only use it sparingly to enhance flavors. Most of our nut butters contain less than one teaspoon of coconut palm sugar in an entire jar of 200 grams, and our macadamia nut butter is completely sugar free!
Coconut palm sugar simply transforms plain nut butters into something that tastes extraordinary! All without making any negative impact on your body, even for diabetics.
Now let us extol the virtues of coconut palm sugar:
- Very low Glycemic index at 35 that keeps blood sugar levels from spiking, compared with refined sugar at 99
- Abundant in our region, which highlights our Asian identity
- Harvested and processed very minimally from the sap of coconut flower buds without chemicals and extreme heat, retaining its trace minerals
- Simply tastes so good!
Many of our customers especially those with diabetes ask for sugarless nut butters, and then proceed to eat them together with wheat bread.
I was also not aware that any kind of grains, whole grains, most fruits, potatoes, legumes or beans, and all starchy carbohydrates contains a lot of sugar. It is important to know how much sugar you are ingesting from a typical serving of these foods that we eat every day. Knowing your health condition and typical amount of daily physical activity will also determine how much of these you can eat.
You need plenty of good carbohydrate with high nutrients and antioxidant content, like fresh vegetables, nuts and certain fruits to support your health. However, high starch and sugar carbohydrates without much nutrition should not form the base of your meals, especially if you want to control your blood sugar level or cut down body fat.
Sugar drives insulin which in turn drives body-fat storage.
Here is an example:
Typically there are about 5 to 7 teaspoons worth of sugar in two slices of plain whole-wheat bread alone, regardless of how slow or fast your body digest and absorbs the sugar. It is much better to eat nut butter together with an apple, sweet potatoes, or almond bread , even if you have to add a few drops of natural sweetener like raw organic honey or real maple syrup. Having sugarless nut butter with wheat bread simply means taking a massive amount of sugar, even though they are tasteless. Aside from excessive starch/sugar, wheat contains a lot of gluten and lectin which are harmful to our body.
Do take care when combining our nut butters with other foods, as you may end up with more sugar than you bargained for! Find out from reliable, unbiased sources whether certain foods are doing more harm than good to our body. Always choose foods that are more nutritious and has zero to minimum negative impact to our health.
Understanding what your body needs really helps in making meaningful food choices. To find out about the amount of sugar present in common everyday foods that may seem harmless and sugar free, click here.
Sea Salt Versus Refined Table salt
Only the best sea salt is used for seasoning at The Hunters’ Kitchenette®. Ours is unrefined Celtic sea salt, hand-harvested and sun-dried from The Isle of Noirmoutier, off Britany in France.
Celtic sea salt is farmed using ancient methods from the salt marshes of Brittany, and one of the best varieties readily available. It is light grey and carries 80 trace minerals, of which 14% are macro-minerals. Red sea salt from Hawaii is superior to Celtic sea salt but much harder to obtain.
Sun-dried sea salt is laced with marine life containing organic forms of iodine and many essential minerals. This type of salt continues to work in your body for several weeks, releasing the sodium it needs to work properly.
In contrast, refined table salt passes through your body quickly. In a research study by Henry Bieler, people who eat lots of refined salt are still found to be starving of sodium. Originally produced from sea salt, it starts off as a “real food” then quickly regressing into a “fake food.” While harvesting this salt, manufacturers use methods that strip it of all naturally-occurring minerals. This is followed by using a number of additives including aluminium to dry and heat it to temperatures of about 1,200 degrees, which alters its chemical structure. The stripped iodine is replaced with potassium iodide in potentially toxic amounts. Finally, the salt is stabilized with dextrose, which turns it purple followed by bleaching it white to resemble its original state.
In summary, refined table salt is harmful. However, natural salt like unrefined Celtic sea salt and Himalayan rock salt supports our health. For more detail information about salt check out this article from Dr. Josh Axe.