Do you ever wonder what's up with that oil on top of your Spread The Love® nut butter? Well, here's a little video to explain the why's and how's.
So why is there is oil sitting on top of your nut butter? Natural peanut butter does that...well...naturally.
It starts with the grinding process--during grinding, nuts release their oils. When the nut butter sits in room temperature, the oil in its liquid form slowly rises and sits on the top of the jar.
You'll want to keep that oil because it's what gives your peanut butter and almond butter that creamy texture you love so much. As Zach demonstrates in the video above, you have some options. You can: stir, shake, flip and/or fridge it.
Some producers of nut butter may choose to add stabilizers (like rapeseed or palm oil) to prevent separation from happening--so there is no need to mix the oil back in. Maybe it's just us, but we like to keep it simple when it comes to our products.