almond butter

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If You Savor Your "Me" Time...
Yes, almond butter is pricey (it can run about $13 for 16 ounces, versus $6 for the same size peanut butter). But if you're looking to treat yourself, you could do far worse than a jar of almond butter. Women in particular stand to benefit from one of almond butter's star ingredients: calcium. The spread has 56 mg per tablespoon (for comparison, peanut butter has 14 mg and cashew butter has 7 mg), which is of great importance for bone health— and women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis than men are. The National Institutes of Health recommends that women ages 18 to 50 consume 1,000 mg of calcium daily; over age 50, consume 1,200 mg.