The History of Nut Butter

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The history of 99th Monkey dates back to 2013. The first product that was produced at our factory was Organic Peanut Butter. 

Over the years we have grown into a factory that produces a range of nut butters. This encompasses products such as our Natural Peanut Butter (in both salted & unsalted), Natural Almond Butter (in both smooth & crunchy), Pistachio & Almond Butter, Almond Brazil & Cashew Butter and more to come...

Natural Almond Butter

99th Monkey's best seller is our Natural Almond Butter and a loved product by all the staff here at 99th Monkey. 

Our Natural Almond Butter has the perfect balance of flavours, with mild sweet notes, a roasted nutty overtone and an ideal texture & creaminess to satisfy your pallet.  

The History of Nut Butter

Nut butter is a delicious and nutritious snack that has been enjoyed by people for centuries. The earliest evidence of nut butter dates back to ancient civilisations, such as the Aztecs and Incas, who ground roasted peanuts into a paste. However, modern peanut butter, as we know it today, is credited to several inventors, including Marcellus Gilmore Edson, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, and Dr. Ambrose Straub.

In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented a method of producing peanut butter from roasted peanuts using heated surfaces. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the founder of the Kellogg's cereal company, patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts in 1895. He marketed it as a nutritious protein substitute for people who could hardly chew on solid food. In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis, Missouri, patented a peanut-butter-making machine.

Peanut butter was first introduced to the public at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. It quickly became popular, and by the early 1900s, there were several commercial peanut butter brands on the market. Peanut butter was also a popular food during World War I and World War II, as it was a high-protein food that was easy to transport and store.

In the years since World War II, peanut butter has become a staple food in many households around the world. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from sandwiches and snacks to desserts and main courses. Peanut butter is also a good source of protein, fibre, and healthy fats.

Nut Butter Today

Today, there are many different types of nut butter available on the market, including peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter, and sunflower seed butter. Nut butters are a healthy and delicious way to add protein and fibre to your diet. They can be eaten on their own, used as a spread on bread or toast, or added to smoothies, breakfast oats, sauces, marinades etc. 

Here are some of the health benefits of nut butter:

  • High in protein: Nut butters are a good source of protein, which is essential for building and maintaining muscle mass.
  • High in fibre: Nut butters are a good source of fibre, which can help you feel full and satisfied after eating.
  • High in healthy fats: Nut butters are a good source of healthy fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.
  • Low in sugar: Nut butters are naturally low in sugar, making them a healthy choice for people with diabetes or who are trying to lose weight.

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious snack, nut butter is a great option. It is versatile, nutritious, and easy to find. So next time you are looking for a snack, reach for a jar of nut butter and enjoy!

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