Nut Butter Logistics

How Much Does Shipping Cost?

We do no make money by up-charging shipping. We ship with USPS for most packages; however, in cases of long distance or large orders, we may use UPS for better rates.

P.S. We are based in Tampa, FL.

How Long Do Your Butters Last?

Our BARE NUT Almond Butter will last for approximately 6 months, often longer. However, we use no preservatives so these are not the best almond butters to purchase if you are storing for extended periods of time (like emergency kits). If for any reason you feel that your butter is unfit for eating, please do not eat it! Shoot us a message and we’ll resolve the issue!

Tip: Some people love to refrigerate their BARE NUT (but it is not necessary). Refrigeration increases the butter’s density and tastes great when scooped onto fruit, like a banana or apple.

What is the consistency of BARE NUT?

Our BARE NUT butters are very smooth and creamy! You can easily dip a banana into the butter to create an even coating or drizzle across smoothie/acai bowls. BARE NUT spreads easily on toast and muffins.

How Long Will It Take To Ship My Order?

Orders placed before 10am will ship that same day. Orders placed after 10am will ship the next morning (Mon-Sat), although we do our best to send them out that same day!

What Is Your Returns Policy?

If the product is defective in some way, let us know and we will promptly send a replacement jar.

P.S. We (Sarah and Tye) are the only two people to handle your butters.

What Is The 14-Day Live Fresh Promise™?

Our 14-Day Live Fresh Promise guarantees that no more than 14 days have passed from when your butter was hand-made to when you clicked “Buy Now.” We think this is pretty amazing considering the multi-month process that mega-manufacturing companies use to process, distribute, and sit on the retail shelves. This is just another perk of buying from a small Direct-To-Customer brand, like us!

Have A Question?

FAQ About Our Butters

Batch size and time elapsed to receive my butter?

We hand-make our butters in small batches every week, anywhere from twice a week to every single day! Our 14-Day LiveFresh Promise guarantees that no more than 7 days have passed from when your butter was hand-made to when you clicked “Buy Now.” We think this is pretty amazing considering the multi-month process mega-manufacturing companies use to process, distribute, and sit on the retail shelves. Just another perk of buying from a small Direct-To-Customer brand, like us!

What is MCT Oil?

MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, meaning that they are “fats of medium length.” These MCTs are metabolically healthy saturated fats, which is why we add them to our butters and the reason for our slightly higher saturated fat content. They have been shown to support body weight and appetite reduction and to decrease metabolic syndrome, abdominal obesity, and inflammatory markers. These types of fats are much less likely to be stored as fat, compared to typical long-chain fats. Additionally, MCTs are supportive of our gut environment, can balance our microbiome, and their metabolites may have nuero-supportive properties.

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A little more, for the science buffs: These are saturated fatty acids of 6-12 carbon lengths and are typically derived from coconut and palm kernel oil. MCTs are being recommended as condition-specific therapeutic nutrients by various health professionals. These fats are metabolized differently by the body, compared to typical long-chain fats. MCTs do not require enzymatic processing are quickly absorbed (via the portal system, not the lymphatic system like most triglycerides) and sent to the liver where they are metabolized and converted into ketone bodies. For this reason, MCTs are a “quick” energy source.

Why are there 3.5 grams of saturated fat? Is this bad?

Contrary to popular belief, saturated fat is not unhealthy. By a series of studies in the medical field, it was recently evident that the long-standing theory of saturated fats and cholesterol causing heart disease was incorrect. Please see above FAQ (What Is MCT Oil And Why Is It In Passionut Butter?) for more about the uniquely superior type of saturated fat in our butters.

No peanuts or soy?

Peanuts and soy are inexpensive and nutritionally-deficient ingredients with their negative health effects far outweighing their positives. Both are high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3 fatty acids. This improper ratio contributes to health problems like heart disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. They also contain anti-nutrients that prevent the absorption of necessary vitamins and minerals. Additionally, both peanuts and soy are sources of phytoestrogens which can result in hormonal imbalances, metabolic issues, weight gain, and even provide weak fuel for some estrogen-sensitive cancers. Peanuts are a source of aflatoxin, a carcinogenic mycotoxin linked to liver and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Aflatoxin is produced by the Aspergillus mold that grows on peanuts and thrives in the warm and moist environments where they are stored. There is an FDA limit for aflatoxin in food products, peanut butters have been recalled for exceeding these limits in the past. While the FDA does have a limit, we recommending avoiding all exposure to known carcinogens.

No added sugars or artificial flavors/sweeteners...what makes them taste good?

Our butters taste so good because we create the freshest butters using the highest quality ingredients. The rich flavors of our nuts and seeds are accented with premium spices, like Ceylon cinnamon and pink Himalayan crystal salt, and enhanced with the bold and natural Epibolics WheyPür™ protein. WheyPür™ is flavored with natural flavors and sweetened with 100% natural and safe stevia extract. Our low-heat, minimal processing (heat and extra processing can damage the nutrients and flavorful compounds), small batch size, and 14-Day LiveFresh Promise all contribute to an amazing tasting product.

In a high-quality nut butter, artificial flavors and sweeteners are simply unnecessary, especially because they are bad for your health. These chemicals are often used to cover up the bad or lack of taste from a low-quality product.

Why Ceylon cinnamon?

Cassia Cinnamon (the cinnamon most commonly found in grocery stores and used in food products) contains high levels of coumarin, a potentially dangerous phytochemical that has a blood-thinning effect and is also linked to liver damage. On average, Ceylon Cinnamon contains 11x less coumarin (up to 62x less in some cases) than Cassia Cinnamon.

Cinnamon Name (Scientific name)OriginFlavor + PriceCoumarin Content
Ceylon Cinnamon aka True Cinnamon

(Cinnamomum zeylanicum or Cinnamomum Verum)

Sri LankaSweet + Mild

Expensive

Ultra-low Coumarin Content (5-25 mg/kg of cinnamon) determined from below study.
Cassia Cinnamon aka Chinese Cinnamon

(Cinnamomum cassia or Cinnamomum Aromaticum)

ChinaSpicy

Inexpensive

High Coumarin Content (85-310 mg/kg of cinnamon) determined from below study.

Indonesian cinnamon coumarin content: ~2150 mg/kg. Saigon (Vietnamese) cinnamon coumarin content: ~6970 mg/kg.

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Cinnamon can be a very healthy spice, having beneficial effects on blood sugar and inflammation. There are many types of cinnamon, with four types being the most common. All cinnamon varieties contain a phytochemical called coumarin. Unfortunately, most types of cinnamon such as Cassia, Saigon/Vietnamese, and Indonesian harbor high levels of coumarin. Fortunately, Ceylon cinnamon has ultra-low safe levels of coumarin. Our recognition of this issue, understanding of the biochemistry, and dedication to your health means that we only use high-quality Celyon cinnamon, never Cassia (high coumarin), Saigon/Vietnamese (very-high coumarin), or Indonesian (very-high coumarin) cinnamon.

Interested in the nitty-gritty info? Here is a research paper on Cinnamon Coumarin Content by the School of Pharmacy of the University of Mississippi in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. EFSA (European Food Safety Administration) and BfR (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) have established a TDI (tolerable daily intake) of .1 mg coumarin per 1 kg of your body weight.

Why is there added protein?

Our nut butters have 8 grams of protein per serving, which is ~25% more than almond butter and ~20% more than peanut butter, according to the USDA values. Our butters are designed to be a healthy and tasty addition to your lifestyle, not a protein supplement. Are there nut butters that have more protein than ours? Sure, but they do not offer the health and taste of our multi-sourced 8 grams of protein per serving.

Why pink Himalayan crystal salt?

Himalayan Crystal Salt (HCS) is formed deep underground and mined. This salt contains 84 trace elements. We use HCS for two reasons: 1) We love the taste. After trying many salt types in our butters, we liked the subtle difference when using HCS. 2) We like that it is free from industrial contaminants as a result of being underground for over 200 million of years.

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First, let’s talk about why we add salt. The touch of salt we add brings out the natural flavors of our nuts. We also want to mention that in the medical industry salt has recently been largely vindicated in the blood pressure issue. Too much salt is bad, don’t get us or the doctors wrong, but research is showing that too much sugar is driving chronic high-blood pressure and heart disease, not salt. Passionut butters, with <1g of sugars/serving, can certainly help with that!

Next, let’s talk salt type. Basically, table salt is almost purely sodium and chlorine, with small amounts of iodine (added to prevent goiter) and anti-clumping agents. Sea salt is made by evaporating seawater and some minimal processing, leaving primarily sodium and chloride, with a few trace minerals. Our ocean’s health is deteriorating and heavy metals can contaminate sea salt. Himalayan Crystal Salt (HCS) is formed underground and mined, mostly in Pakistan. This salt contains 84 trace elements. Due to being underground for over 200 million years, HCS it is the purest form of salt, free from industrial contaminants. Our ocean’s health is deteriorating and heavy metals can contaminate sea salt.

Why is there maltodextrin listed on the label?

The maltodextrin comes from the Epibolics® WheyPür™ and is a patented digestion-resistant type of maltodextrin called Fibersol®-2. As it is digestion-resistant, the body is unable to break it down or absorb it. Fibersol®-2 acts as a soluble fiber which is reason for its presence in WheyPür™. This is a rare case where finding “maltodextrin” on the label is a good thing. 

How long do the butters last?

Our butters are designed to be eaten, not to sit on supermarket shelves! We use no artificial preservatives. None! We added a natural, flavorless, and odorless rosemary extract that acts as an antioxidant to preserve the integrity of our butters but we still recommend that you consume within 1 month after opening and do not leave unopened for more than two weeks. We know, it’s a little restricting but we do our absolute best to ship quickly and once you get a taste, you’ll see it is no issue! If for any reason you feel that your nut butter is unfit for eating, please do not eat it! Shoot us a message and we’ll resolve the issue!

Tip: Some people love to refrigerate their Passionut. It increases the butter’s density and tastes great when scooped onto fruit, like a banana or apple. Refrigeration will improve the life of your Passionut Butter but it is still best consumed within one month.