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Meridian Foods

Naturally tasting, Meridian’s Crunchy and Smooth Peanut Butters are not just a great comfort food that kids and adults love to smother on toast. Rich in vital minerals, peanuts not only have a low glycaemic index of just 14, they are packed with 25% protein and are a healthy source of mono and polyunsaturated fats, with 75% of the fat in each peanut being unsaturated.

With no palm oil the peanut butter is lighter in taste and Meridian roasts all its peanuts with the skins on for a richer, nuttier taste. All varieties have 100% peanuts and some include just a pinch of salt.

meridian-smooth-cashew-butter-100-nuts-hi-resFor a healthy start to the day add a spoonful of Meridian Peanut Butter to a bowl of porridge, or include it in home-made breakfast granola topped with maple syrup. Make a batch of Peanut Bars for an afternoon energy boost or give an evening meal a healthy make-over and serve Prawn and Peanut Noodles.

The rich, flavoursome, nutty taste is just one of the many reasons that make nut lovers choose Meridian’s Natural Crunchy and Smooth Cashew Butter, and now it’s just 100% nuts and nothing else.

Delicious as an energy-laden spread packed full of nutrients, or as an ingredient to give dishes a real nutty twist. Experiment with Carrot, Apple and Cashew Salad, serve 5-Spice Pork Fillet in Cashew Butter for a family dinner or make Cashew Butter and Honey Muffins for tea on Sunday.

Cashew nuts have a lower fat content than most other nuts and 75% of their unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. They are also high in protein, magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus vitamins and minerals.

Loaded naturally with vitamin E, which boosts the immune system, Meridian’s Crunchy and Smooth Almond Butters don’t just taste great they can help make you feel great too. Rich in essential monounsaturated fatty acids and phytosterols, almonds are a trusted source of good fats and our new range of Almond Butters are 100% Almonds.

Meridian roast its almonds to lock in fibre retain nutrients and make the crunchy variant even crunchier. Nut butter connoisseurs who like to show-off in the kitchen can make the most of these unique spreads by cooking up any number of treats in the kitchen. Cook Almond Butter Popcorn before settling down to watch a movie, spoil the in-laws with Almond Bakewell Meringues and bake a tray of Anise Almond & Cranberry Biscuits if you have friends coming over. Alternatively if it’s a quiet night for two, Coley with Almond Chilli and Lime Crust can kick off a relaxing evening.

Meridian has an extensive range of nut and seed butters; simply stock up your kitchen cupboard with Peanut, Cashew, Almond and even Hazelnut butter or try Meridian’s Pumpkin Seed Butter and Sunflower Seed Butter and you’ll have a healthy range of products that are great for spreading, cooking and keeping the whole family full of energy.

  • Meridian Crunchy and Smooth Peanut Butters – available from Ocado, Tesco, Holland and Barrett, Sainsbury’s, Wholefoods Market and independent health food stores, priced from £1.99 p/280g jar
  • Meridian Organic Peanut Butter – available from Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Wholefoods Market, Planet Organic and independent health food stores, priced from £2.49 p/280g jar
  • Meridian Cashew Butter – available from Ocado, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Wholefoods Market, Planet Organic, Holland and Barrett and independent health food stores, priced from £2.79 p/170g jar
  • Meridian Almond Butter – available from Ocado, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Wholefoods Market, Planet Organic, Holland and Barrett and independent health food stores, priced from £2.79 p/170g jar

All the recipes mentioned can be found on www.meridianfoods.co.uk

The large-scale cultivation of palm oil has been cited by environmental groups as a threat to the Orang-utan and other primates that inhabit the rainforests of Indonesia. The impact of these plantations includes deforestation, habitat loss of critically endangered species and significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Meridian has previously sourced its palm oil from ecological sources under the guidance of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil, an industry body established in 2004. But results from the company’s own consumer research confirmed that shoppers are motivated to choose brands that do not contain palm oil.

By stopping all use of palm oil, Meridian is aiming to help consumers make informed purchases in the nut butter aisle.

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Mums looking for ways to keep the family healthy and eating well will find a new food ‘hero’ in the Meridian range of natural and organic Peanut, Cashew and Almond Butters, which are now packed with 100% nuts and no palm oil.

An excellent source of protein and energy, the whole family can go nutty with the all-new-recipe range which packs more nuts into every bite of its Peanut, Cashew and Almond Butter jars. It is also the UK’s leading producer of nut and seed butters range which doesn’t use Palm Oil, supporting the environment and our primate friends.

Meridian Foods

8.7

Appearance

8.5/10

Quality

8.8/10

User Experience

8.4/10

Value for Money

9.0/10

The SLOAN! Factor

8.6/10

  • No palm oil
  • Wholesome flavour
  • Nut bars are tasty and nutritious

  • Lighter taste than traditional peanut butter

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