Why did you choose Honey versus another low carb sweetener such as xylitol?
Xylitol can crystalize in nut butters, causing an inconsistent flavor in the product. As a sugar alcohol, it has been known to cause bloating, gas and digestive upset in sensitive individuals. Xylitol is also toxic to dogs, which have been known to get into nut butters from time to time. Honey has benefits beyond being natural made by bees from plant pollen. It’s impressive mineral profile and use for thousands of years is what led us to use a small amount in Cracked Nut Butter.
What is Ghee?
Ghee is made similarly to clarified butter, only heated longer. We source our ghee from a Midwestern farm whose stock is never given hormones or antibiotics. They are grazed on certified organic pasture and fed alfalfa in the winter months. Ghee has been most notably thought to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids to help digestion, while other fats such as butter and seed oils slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. In addition to this ghee’s nutritional value, it’s has Vitamin A and E, conjugated linoleic acid, Omega-3, a butyric acid and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals of other foods.
How do your products get their flavor?
All of our products get their personalities from the various non-irradiated spices and organic/natural ingredients, free from chemicals and anything artificial.
Where is your Whey protein isolate sourced from?
We use Grass-fed, non-GMO 100% Whey Protein Isolate that has been made at low temperatures through microfiltration. This expensive and intensive process insures you’re getting the most out of this pure protein molecule. The cattle are never administered hormones or antibiotics.
Is your product peanut free?
Yes. Both of our nut facilities are certified peanut free facilities, though some of our product lines contain other tree nuts and seeds.
Is your product gluten and dairy free?
Cracked Nut Butter is lab tested and confirmed Gluten, Soy and Lactose free. A small amount of Casein may be left behind by the Whey Isolate so individuals with sensitivities to dairy casein should be cautious.
How is your product different from other fortified nut butters?
Cracked Nut Butter was formulated for whole body health. Its ingredients down to our packaging were chosen with your family’s safety in mind. Nothing is more important to us than the integrity of the ingredients that are acting as messengers to the cells of your body. Through epigenetics, food is information to your genes. We want the message to be loud and clear-assist the gut, muscles, hormones, and feed the cells. Our nut butter line is unique from the complexity and dimensions of taste to how it performs on the field.
What do I eat this on?
The strength coaches and certified instructors of Strong First put it best: “Bagels have become ‘BDD’s- Butter delivery devices”. The list continues to grow..most of our clients enjoy our products on apples, bananas, in oatmeal, on sprouted toast, in protein shakes, on “Paleo” banana bread, rolled up into balls and frozen on wax paper as cold treats for kids, as “Cracked Nut Butter ice cream”, In sauces drizzled over pork tenderloin, but like all BDD’s, the star is the spoon- as it is the most popular. View our recipes page (Find recipes in menu under About tab).
How do I get this where I live?
See our Where to Buy page. We offer online sales through our web store as well. Many have asked their local grocer or nutrition store to carry our line as well.
Do you make any nut free options?
At this time all of our spreads contain nuts. Our Whey protein isolate, not made with nuts, is stored with tree nuts.