What’s so different about The Inca pistachio nut butter?
Most nut butters play their marketing around ‘made of 100% Pistachio’.
The problem is that now, you have a liquid pistachio paste that is not spreadable.
In fact, you could almost drink it with straw.
A pure paste is important if you are making a pastry application.
If you want to use it as a dip sauce for your vegetables it would be to liquide.
We choose to put 80% pistachios and strengthen the texture with other healthy fats like pure cacao butter and MCT oil. To increase our collagen intake we enriched the Pistachio nut butter with a multi collagen including type I, II,III,IV,V en X collagen.
For what applications could you use the Inca pistachio nut butter?
– Spreadable for or nutty breads
– Dip sauce for your vegetables during an afternoon snack
– An Apero sauce base for seed crackers
– A morning Pistachio/Cherry Greek yogurt
The Guilty Pleasures
– Fillings for macarons
– Pistachio Ice cream
– Baking applications like pound cakes, friands
– Topping recipe for cupcakes
More information on the usage of our nutbutters can be found here
Let’s start to get real
Pistachio : 100g of pistachio nuts contain 71 mg of choline. Choline is critical for mental cognition. It also contains 23mg of gamma-tocopherol (vit E family). Pistachio’s are also a good source of vit B6 that is critical for cellular functioning and the nervous system.
*MCT powder(70% C8/ 30% C10) derived from coconut: other than long chain fatty acids, MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) bypass the gastrointestinal tract completely and go straight to the liver for ketone production. It’s also called ‘the glucose of the fats’. There are eleven different fatty acids in coconut. Four of them are MCT’s: Caproic acid ( C6), Caprylic acid (C8), Capric acid (C10) and Lauric acid(C12). C12 is technically an MCT but the body processes it like a long chain fatty acid. While fasting or eating a fasting mimicking diet like a low carbohydrate or keto-diet, the body becomes catabolic (breakdown) and will naturally start to create ketone bodies in the liver. There are 3 main types of ketone bodies: First the body will make Acetoacetate ( AcAc), it will then turn it into the Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and when there is enough BHB the rest will explode into Acetone which we exhale or urinate. C8 is the most bio-available to create ketones in the liver and will give the body an extra boost. Once fat adapted, even in a state of catabolism, BHB is muscle protective to a certain extend. that’s why you should not fast when you’re not fat adapted because of the increased muscle loss (turning muscle protein into glucose).
* This type of MCT is only used for our Nut Butters. If we had used the pure liquide C8 like we do in our Spreads and Chocolate bars, we would not be able to reach 80% of pistachio’s. Lucky we could with the powder version.
10% Collagen : after water, collagen is the most abundant nutrient in the body. It makes up 35% of the whole bodies protein content. After the age of 25 we reduce the production of our own collagen, therefore exogenous collagen is so critical for longevity. It is needed for bile production (33% glycine) to metabolise fat, skin elasticity and repair, your bones are 60% minerals but 90% of the protein matrix in your bones is collagen,… Our diet lacks of collagen because today we mainly eat muscle meat that is high in amino acids like methionine and low in glycine. To counter Methionine, glycine is needed. Collagen is rich in Glycine, proline, hydroxyproline amino acids.