- Certified Organic
- Certified Kosher
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Locally sourced
- Sourced direct from farmers
- Sustainably farmed
- Cholesterol free
- Dairy free
- Dye and color additive free
- High fructose corn syrup free
- High in protein
- Low sodium
- No added sugar or sweeteners
- No artificial ingredients
- No trans fats
- Peanut free
- Pesticide free
- Preservative free
- SLS free
Why You’ll Love It
About This Brand
Organic Raw Cashews
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Why You’ll Love Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter
Not too long ago, the choices for buying nut butter at the supermarket were extremely limited.
Peanut butter was more or less forced upon you, and really the only choice you had to make was if you wanted smooth or crunchy. If you were feeling adventurous, maybe you could grab a bottle of Nutella with its vague promise of chocolate hazelnut richness, but that was about it.
Things have changed over the last few years. There’s a whole nut butter aisle at grocery stores, and the options have become more diversified with so many alternatives that sometimes it can get confusing. While peanut butter still reigns supreme, a brand-new generation of contenders has risen to challenge its supremacy—in particular, cashew butter, walnut butter, almond butter, and many others have all recently exploded in popularity.
Why cashew butter is a great choice
The onslaught of alternatives, such as cashew butter, is largely in response to increasing awareness of peanut allergies—but there are also plenty of non-dietary reasons to consider Artisana Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter as well. One of the main reasons is the positive health impact cashew butter provides since it contains large amounts of iron and essential vitamins and minerals while also remaining cholesterol- and sodium-free.
Artisana Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter is made solely from 100 percent organic raw nuts that have been locally sourced. It’s a purely raw product made through a temperature-controlled process, and it includes absolutely no artificial ingredients. The result is a smooth and creamy spread with a subtle and naturally sweet flavor that is an excellent ingredient to use in cookie recipes, smoothies, or even a peanut-free Pad Thai.
Artisana’s original recipe is vegan and Paleo-friendly, and also certified organic and verified by the Non-GMO Project.
The raw difference
Raw food products will proudly declare their status on most food labels, but why is this important?
In the case of cashew butter, the issue is with roasting. Most manufacturers roast the nut to make butter. The process is similar to coffee whereby roasting opens up the cashew’s essential oils. Like coffee, this makes the nut easier to grind down to a smooth consistency and allows for deeper flavors to emerge. The unwanted effect is that the high temperatures involved in roasting actually kills off the natural antioxidants and other nutrients inside the cashew.
Artisana wanted to preserve those nutrients, so they opted to make this special nut butter with raw cashews to achieve the maximum health benefits while still attaining a pleasantly strong taste.
Many producers of nut butter also add various chemicals and oils, such as palm and safflower oil, to act as stabilizers or thickening agents. This is a common practice, even for products labeled as “natural.” Artisana rejects this idea—instead, this vegan raw cashew butter is made only with 100 percent organic cashews and is entirely free of processed additives.
Health benefits of cashew butter
Research done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests that eating 1.5 ounces of cashews and other nuts every day, as part of a healthy and balanced diet, may substantially reduce the risk of heart disease. So, having just a bit more than a single serving of Artisana Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter each day (in conjunction with a healthy diet) can help you prevent disease and illness. But that’s not all that cashew butter can do—here are some other benefits of this nut butter.
- Contributes to a healthy diet with essential nutrients: A single serving of cashew butter contains large amounts of many vital nutrients, from iron to vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium, all of which contribute to healthy bones and immune support.
- Helps manage weight: The fiber and protein in cashew butter helps you feel fuller after a meal, which is beneficial for cutting down on snacking.
- Strengthens your brain and helps prevent migraines: Your brain is made mostly of fat and requires an extensive amount of healthy fats to work optimally. Cashew butter provides good-for-you medium-chain triglycerides (and no trans fats) as well as important molecules known as phytosterols that help reduce headaches.
- Keeps skin glowing: Cashews have large amounts of copper, which supports your skin’s defense against aging and allows it to retain elasticity. A single serving of cashew butter contains most of the copper that the FDA recommends you consume in a single day.
History of cashews
Technically, cashews aren’t nuts at all. At least not in a taxonomical sense. What we know as cashews are actually seeds from the cashew tree which was first discovered in Brazil. It’s believed that Portuguese missionaries brought them in their travels to India and Africa during the late 16th century, where they thrived near the sea coasts. Portuguese sailors and explorers championed cashews as a plentiful and nutritious snack and later brought them around the world where they gained popularity.
Artisana Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter recipes
While cashew butter tastes great on toast and as a replacement for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, there are ways to get creative with it, too. Here are two of Thrive Market’s favorite ideas.
Just replace the almond butter with cashew butter in the blender, and you’ll have the perfect recipe for a super nutritious, health-boosting smoothie. Both blueberries and ginger act as immune support, while banana and dates sweeten things up. Add some almond milk for intense creaminess.
No need to go out tonight—you can make Pad Thai right at home. Try this healthified recipe that uses shaved carrots in place of rice noodles and a creamy sauce that incorporates the familiar Southeast Asian flavors of ginger, chili, and garlic. Replace the almond butter with cashew butter for an additional nutrient boost.
Reviews For Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter
Based on 61 Reviews
Creamy, tasty and delicious. The best cashew butter I've ever had!
Most costly but...
All the others have something added, including a variety of omega-6 oils. This product is superb.
I use this in the bottom of a bowl of fruit drizzled with balsamic vinegar and it makes a creamy dessert that's gluten free, dairy free and delicious.
had not seen raw almond buterr for quite awhile
tried it and was very pleased - exactly what I have been looking for
Really, really good.
This cashew butter does not have the added fat and carbs that its sister product, the Almond Butter has. It is very good, used it in cooking, on crackers, on toast. Love it.
This was my first taste of cashew butter, but I cannot imagine it getting any tastier, smoother, or creamier than this!
This is just perfect. So soft, so yummy. Even my toddler will eat it by the spoon and will ask for more, impatiently. I can't wait to get more! I wish it wasn't as pricey, but it's SO GOOD!!!!
Can anything this healthy taste this good?
Great product . we like it on apples, alone, on bread with bananas, etc. Super price too!!
Creamy. Taste like cashews. So much better than I thought possible and now preferred over peanut butter.
This is wonderful and I think it's my new "nut butter."
Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter
My new favorite feel good food! LOVE IT. This brand is wonderful-only raw cashews as ingredients and $3 less with Thrive than in my market!
i think this has a great taste and texture.
Best cashew butter to be found
Love, love, love, love this cashew butter. We use cashew or almond butters when avoiding PBs, and this is a great alternative to go with apple slices. Or even just eating right out of the jar.
So freaking good. If you don't want to use this forever, don't even try it. I thought I'd just treat myself once but now I can't stop won't stop
Great right out of the jar
I love this cashew butter. It's so versatile. I use it to make a delicious sauce to put over black bean noodles, as a spread on rice cakes and even just to eat right out of the jar with a spoon. A little pricey, but you can find the best price right here at Thrive.
This cashew butter is my hands down favorite! It's so delicious. I can't help myself and eat it by the spoonful. I've tried different brands but this one is worth the splurge! If I could only eat 5 foods for the rest of my life, this would be one of them.
Delicious Nut Butter
I really enjoy this creamy raw, vegan butter.
Artisana has a great product. So happy to find no added sugar!
Love. Super delicious!!!
Almond butter compliment
A perfect treat and no refrigeration needed
Amazing. Love it frozen by spoonful.
I've found my new favorite nut butter. Smooth, no grittiness at all, and full of flavor. Just wish it came in a bigger jar!
Love the taste plain and also mixed with coconut butter. Excellent on apples and bananas. Unexpectedly sticky texture (which I don't mind). It makes talking with your mouth full very difficult, which is definitely a good thing!!
I got this cashew butter to make bread but I find myself eating it with a spoon! Very smooth and creamy and delicious taste
Love this in smoothies or on toast with dried cranberries.
Raw organic cashew but
The best nutty butter, I've ever had. I will definitely stick with this one. Thank you for a wonderful and greatl product
Just made the Against the Grain sandwich bread recipe. Best I've had so far using this Cashew Butter.
This cashew butter is amazing! I have had a spoonful for a snack and used it to make bread! Love this stuff!
Artisana cashew butter is out of this world good! Try it mixed with their coconut butter and rolled in coconut flakes. Soooo good!!
Delicious great price and didn't last long in my cupboard.
Excellent product. Very smooth and creamy.
High quality product
Good made into sauces (raw) for pasta, vegetables and salads, as well as on crackers.
Best Cashew Butter Ever
Cashew butter in general is my favorite nut butter, so I have tried many brands of it and this is by far the best I have ever had, I won't buy any other brand now. It is so creamy, making it super easy to bake with since it doesn't need to be melted down. I love it spread on paleo bread, or honestly just by the spoonful. SO GOOD
Artisana Organic Raw Vegan Cashew Butter
Delicious! We like to put it on our apple slices!
Yummy cashew butter
I ordered the cashew butter specifically for the
" World Famous Sandwich Bread" recipe from Against the Grain. The bread was wonderful, and I enjoy just eating the cashew butter, too!
I had reservations about trying cashew butter. I'm not the biggest cashew nut fan, so I was on the fence. The reviews I read were stunning, so I gave it a go. This by far is my favorite nut butter hands down. The taste is nutty but doesn't have that oily taste that comes with non-raw cashews. The texture is smooth and creamy. It really is spreadable and you'll want to put it on everything.
Way better than almond butter. Like this consistency. Really didn't even have to stir every time. So far enjoyed on apples, bananas, and in smoothies. Of course I did eat some right off the spoon too. Will be repurchasing.
Smooth and very tasty.
Sweet and Creamy
I made a dressing for a kale salad using this. I normally buy almond butter, and like the creamy taste in comparison. For me, it's a little too sweet, but I'm sure I'll buy it again later on :)
Creamy & Sweet
One of the best raw cashew butters I've had and you can't beat that price. Is not a staple in my house.
Incredibly creamy. Replaces peanut butter in all my recipes.
Again and again!
Who knew cashew butter could be so good. We even put it in our oatmeal! Artisana products are the best!
Really good & creamy
Love the consistency of this product. Its so creamy, whipped, and good!! I love that it doesn't need refrigerated and will just stay creamy.
This stuff was awesome. Great texture! Will buy again.
First time trying this product while previously Id bought almond butter. Feel like this one has a more buttery taste and I liked making a salad dressing out of it
This is so very yummy!!
Incredibly smooth and tasty. You cannot go wrong here. A perfect, guilt free nut butter. Loads of flavor and healthy fats, plus a good source of energy. Go for it!
Really like this
Like that it is no sugar added. Have already reordered and ordered a jar for a friend.
My sisters and me love this so much we eat it by the spoon full.
My husband and daughter say this one is the tastiest of them all!
Superb taste and quality!
This raw cashew butter is very smooth, delicious, and so creamy that you will prefer this above roasted cashew butters! Artisana has great taste and quality, and when combined with Thrive's great price, it is a steal! I advise to eat it with a spoon :)
organic raw vegan cashew butter
I love it!!! I could eat the entire jar in one sitting.
Can't get enough!
This brand is the "crack" of nut butters! I order it by the case
The BEST Raw cashew butter
Since I started eating more Paleo type foods the last 4 years, I have tried several nut butters as well as several brands of cashew butter, raw and roasted. This is by far the best 'clean' nut butter I have found. It's super creamy and has a great taste. It's just raw cashews, so there's no salt or sugar, which is exactly what I want in a nut butter. Thrive market's price is way better than Amazon's and since this particular brand of cashew butter is hard to find in stores, I was so happy to find it here! I can eat this straight from the jar, it's that good.
I was so surprised at how smooth and creamy this cashew butter was. This was my first time trying and I was quite impressed. This particular brand is organic, vegan, high in protein and fiber, with no added flavors or sweeteners. So healthy! My one complaint is that it's pretty bland. But adding some fruit preserves quickly resolves the issue.
- M. Flowers
For Those Who Can't Eat Peanuts
For those of us that can't eat peanuts, life can be a little hard. Once I finally realized that there were other nut butters available and I just had to look a little hard, I was so happy! This jar is full of unsweetened nut butter awesomeness. It's Organic and Non-GMO which are a huge selling point for me. I put it on my bagels in the morning and sometimes in smoothies in the afternoon. It is pretty amazing!
What I was not so happy about was the flavor. This jar is not salted or even flavored. It's OK- I will add my own seasoning.
- Delores Barrett
I live on this cashew butter! It's great, I put on just about everything and it has become a staple in my lunches everyday. I also could eat it straight from the jar, I highly recommend!
- Emma G
Absolutely delicious. I enjoy it on fruit, seed crackers and I also use it making cashew chicken stir fry.
Can't get enough!
I just love this but butter! Creamy, tastes great!
This is an awesome nut butter. I recently bought this and now will have it regularly.
Great stuff. Love the flavor.
Artisana Cashew Butter - the BEST
Delicious - creamy - raw - natural - BEST nut butter out there - worth the price and Thrive price is really good!
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