HEALTHY LIVING
10/14/2012 10:18 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2012

The Best And Worst Nut Butters

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By Madeline Vann, M.P.H.
Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., M.P.H.

For most adults, the love affair began with lunch box peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or after-school apple slices slathered with the nutty spread. Today, the classic peanut butter from your childhood has some competition from a variety of nut and seed butter. Some offer greater nutrition than peanut butter while others are really just dessert in disguise. "Most have a good amount of fiber and heart-healthy fats," points out Lindsay Malone, M.S., R.D., L.D., a dietitian with the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, while others are too calorie-dense and can be high in sugars. Here are 11 choices, ranked from best to worst.

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