Supermarket chocolate spreads are often considered a child-friendly option for breakfast and snacks. However, with many popular options containing 21 grams of sugar and 200 calories per serve – in addition to other controversial ingredients such as palm oil, milk powder and synthetic flavourings – chocolate spreads can contribute to a number of health concerns relating to childhood obesity and diabetes, while also robbing the body of essential nutrients other nut butters can provide.
2019 Food & Beverage Industry Awards winner, Lori's Wholesome Pantry, launches Australia's first-ever cacao flavoured Watermelon Seed Butter as a healthy, nut-free alternative to traditional supermarket chocolate spreads.
Containing 100% organic plant-based ingredients, including watermelon seeds, tiger nut flour and cacao, this allergen-friendly spread is free from gluten, preservatives, additives, refined sugars and dairy, and nuts, and serves as an ideal spread for lunchbox sandwiches, toast, smoothies and pancakes.
"Our Watermelon Seed Butter is the first of its kind in Australia," said owner of Lori's Wholesome Pantry, Lori Phillips. "Unlike mainstream options which are full of sugar, our Watermelon Seed Butter maintains the nutritional integrity of its organic ingredients while offering a familiar chocolate taste all members of the family will enjoy."
As one of the most nutrient-dense varieties of seeds available, watermelon seeds are a rich source of proteins, B complex vitamins, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Offering a myriad of benefits, including cardiovascular, immune and bone health, this ingredient works in tandem with tiger nut flour and cacao to improve digestive function and gut health.
Available nationwide at selected health food stores and via the Lori's Wholesome Pantry website, the Watermelon Seed Butter retails at $14.95 RRP for a 250g jar.
Review: You really have to try this to believe it. Has a real nutty flavour, with a true cocoa overtone. Perfect for chocoloate lovers trying to go healthy this with curb the temptation.