Why does the oil separate on top of some of your products?

Oil separation occurs naturally in our non-stabilized nut butters soon after the products are made because we do not put any ingredients in the products to keep the oil from separating from the nut solids. As a result, these products require stirring prior to use.

Please do not drain off the natural oil on top or you will end up with a nut butter that is dry, hard and difficult to spread.

If you don’t want to have to stir your nut butter, we offer MaraNatha No Stir Peanut and Almond Butters, which are ready to use immediately after opening—no stirring required!

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Why do you use palm oil in your No Stir Peanut Butter and No Stir Almond Butter?

We add a small amount of natural palm oil to help keep the nut oil from separating from the solid part of the nut. Adding the palm oil results in nut butter that does not need to be stirred and spreads more easily.

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How is your palm oil extracted? Is any chemical processing used?

No. Palm oil used in MaraNatha No Stir nut butters is extracted from the fruit or pulp of the palm tree and purified without the use of artificial flavors, artificial colors, or synthetic ingredients.

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Why did you create No Stir Peanut Butter and No Stir Almond Butter?

We created our No Stir nut butters as a response to consumer demand from people who want nut butter that is not hydrogenated, is lightly sweetened and does not have to be stirred.

For those people who prefer fewer ingredients or unsweetened nut butters and don’t mind stirring, we also make single ingredient natural and organic nut butters.

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Why do you add sugar to your No Stir Peanut Butter and No Stir Almond Butters?

A small amount of evaporated cane juice sugar enhances the rich roasted flavor of the nuts, providing a taste experience many consumers prefer.

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 How should I store MaraNatha products?

For optimum flavor and ease of use, follow these simple steps: Stir and Refrigerate. Our No-Stir products don’t require stirring prior to refrigeration.

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Do I really need to refrigerate MaraNatha nut butters?

It’s generally best to refrigerate our nut butters. Because they do not contain any artificial preservatives or stabilizers, they can become rancid if left out of refrigeration for an extended period of time and/or exposed to warm temperatures. Unless you have purchased one of our No Stir items, remember to stir your nut butter before you put it in the fridge. Otherwise you’ll have a bit of a challenge on your hands.

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How do I read the date code on your jars?

U.S.date codes are usually listed as day, month, year, (DDMMMYY). For example,  09FEB20 is February 9, 2020.  Canadian date codes are usually listed as year, month, day, YYMMDD 20MA09 is May 9, 2020.

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Do your products ever last beyond the code date?

We guarantee the quality of our products up to the code date, assuming they have been stored correctly.

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Why do some of your products have salt but others don’t?

We consider the judicious use of sea salt to be a highly personal flavor preference. We offer products with salt and without salt.

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What is the difference between your “raw” and “roasted” products?

Raw nut butter products are made from pasteurized almonds, however they do not go through the same heat treatments as the roasted products. Roasted nut butters are baked or heated to produce a desired flavor and/or color prior to grinding.

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Are MaraNatha Nut Butters gluten free?

Yes, our nut butters are certified gluten-free by GFCO.

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Are your Almond Butters peanut-free?

Our Almond butters do not contain peanuts, but currently our Almond and Peanut butters are produced in the same facility using shared equipment.

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Are MaraNatha Nut Butters Kosher?

Yes, they are certified Kosher.

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What is the Xerces Society?

Mission of Xerces Society:

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through of invertebrates and their habitats. We take our name from the now extinct Xerces Blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces), the first butterfly known to go extinct in North America as a result of human activities.

Learn more at xerces.org/mission.

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