What is Coconut Butter?
Coconut butter is a spread made from the meat of the coconut much in the same way peanuts are used to make peanut butter. Just like peanut butter, it can be enjoyed with your favorite fruit, combined into smoothies, blended into coffee, or devoured by the spoonful straight from the jar (our favorite way)!
Coconut butter is often referred to as a superfood for some of its amazing health benefits. But what really makes coconut butter so sought after is the flavor. Organic coconuts, like the ones we use, have a great natural sweetness that makes eating our coconut butters feel like eating dessert. We use a tiny amount of organic coconut sugar in each jar to enhance this natural sweetness, so you can enjoy the amazing health benefits of coconut, without the guilt. We then add things like tree nuts, organic cacao powder, and other healthy ingredients to create the 5 amazing flavors you see in our store.
While the concept for coconut butter is the same as peanut butter, there are some noticeable differences between them. Coconut butter is not quite as creamy as peanut butter and the texture will vary from jar to jar based on temperature. If you have ever used coconut oil, then you know that the oil will be liquid above room temperature and solid below room temperature. Since Nikki’s Coconut Butter does contain coconut oil, we recommend microwaving it for around 30 seconds, if you prefer a creamier texture. Also, to maintain the consistency of the texture, jars should be stored at room temperature and should not be refrigerated.
We are often asked if coconut butter is the same as coconut oil. It is not. Coconut oil is used more for cooking as a substitute for olive oil, butter, or other cooking oils. Coconut butter is more of a condiment, spread, or baking ingredient that is used in place of almond butter or peanut butter.
It was always our goal with Nikki’s Coconut Butter to create a healthy dessert-like treat that tasted amazing, but wouldn’t ruin your healthy diet. If you decide to give Nikki's Coconut Butter a try, prepare yourself for a new, (healthy) addiction.
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