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EazyDuz30/11/2019 18:47

Cold not vegan


Check the Meridian website - it says that it is.
Also, as a vegan myself I would question why you would think ANY nut butter wouldn’t be vegan... I can’t imagine what ingredient you could possibly think would be in there. (It’s not made with actual butter!!!)
Shame this is the one with sunflower oil, otherwise would have been an amazing deal.
agme197701/12/2019 09:51

Is this safe for birds?


No. For blokes only...

Kindest regards
firstofficer01/12/2019 08:27

Also very high in calories. Excess calories are stored as fat thereby …Also very high in calories. Excess calories are stored as fat thereby causing morbid obesity and diabetes.Overall, probably not a good idea to eat tubs of this stuff as a health benefit. It clearly isn't.Kindest regards


I'm aware that we've all been indoctrinated by the media that saturated fat is bad for us and clogs our arteries etc, but that is not exactly the case. If we eat a diet high in refined carbohydrates (sugar) and also a lot of sat fats then that may happen, but for example a keto diet high in sat fats and no carbohydrates is very beneficial for us. That's why scientists and dieticians are now promoting it long term and not just as a weight loss tool.

Yes nuts are a high calorie food. Monitor what you're eating and I'm sure you'll be ok

Also, cashew nuts contain all sorts of wonderful nutrients so they're a fantastic source of all of those.
Edited by: "Paul_W" 1st Dec 2019
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Shame this is the one with sunflower oil, otherwise would have been an amazing deal.
Amazing price!
Bargain!
i n s a n e
Is this a similar idea to something like peanut butter?
Cold not vegan
gtd6530/11/2019 18:34

Is this a similar idea to something like peanut butter?


Always wondered if this would be sweeter than peanut butter?
Good deal - thanks for posting.
markb10130/11/2019 18:48

Always wondered if this would be sweeter than peanut butter?


Might pick some up if in the local branch
shame it's got sunflower oil but an amazing price for those who don't mind.
NONE LEFT AROUND HERE I BET !
EazyDuz30/11/2019 18:47

Cold not vegan


Check the Meridian website - it says that it is.
Also, as a vegan myself I would question why you would think ANY nut butter wouldn’t be vegan... I can’t imagine what ingredient you could possibly think would be in there. (It’s not made with actual butter!!!)
Picked up a dozen to resell on Facebook marketplace 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Erudite30/11/2019 20:23

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Cashews are sweeter than peanuts when they're not covered in salt or honey roasted
Very high in fat.

Artery clogging stuff.

Kindest regards
Wow..bargain!
MX5.Matt30/11/2019 21:05

Check the Meridian website - it says that it is. Also, as a vegan myself I …Check the Meridian website - it says that it is. Also, as a vegan myself I would question why you would think ANY nut butter wouldn’t be vegan... I can’t imagine what ingredient you could possibly think would be in there. (It’s not made with actual butter!!!)


HuHuHu nut butter
MX5.Matt30/11/2019 21:05

Check the Meridian website - it says that it is. Also, as a vegan myself I …Check the Meridian website - it says that it is. Also, as a vegan myself I would question why you would think ANY nut butter wouldn’t be vegan... I can’t imagine what ingredient you could possibly think would be in there. (It’s not made with actual butter!!!)


Maybe the way the cashews are harvested and prepared? Seems like it can be pretty awful for those who don't get given gloves to crack the cashew open, as it spills out an acid
Not vegan if it contains unethical palm oil.

Yes it is sweeter than peanut butter as cashew are sweeter.

I make mine for 250% more, but no added oil and freshly roasted Lidl cashews
happenstance01/12/2019 00:39

Not vegan if it contains unethical palm oil.Yes it is sweeter than peanut …Not vegan if it contains unethical palm oil.Yes it is sweeter than peanut butter as cashew are sweeter.I make mine for 250% more, but no added oil and freshly roasted Lidl cashews


Thats interesting ...how do you make your own ..
MX5.Matt30/11/2019 21:05

Check the Meridian website - it says that it is. Also, as a vegan myself I …Check the Meridian website - it says that it is. Also, as a vegan myself I would question why you would think ANY nut butter wouldn’t be vegan... I can’t imagine what ingredient you could possibly think would be in there. (It’s not made with actual butter!!!)


Some nut brands scoop up small insects as part of manufacturing so aren't pure vegan
firstofficer30/11/2019 23:37

Very high in fat.Artery clogging stuff.Kindest regards


Wrong. It's high in unsaturated fat so it's good for you.
DistortedVision01/12/2019 05:25

Wrong. It's high in unsaturated fat so it's good for you.


Wrong. High in saturates.

Kindest regards
happenstance01/12/2019 00:39

Not vegan if it contains unethical palm oil.Yes it is sweeter than peanut …Not vegan if it contains unethical palm oil.Yes it is sweeter than peanut butter as cashew are sweeter.I make mine for 250% more, but no added oil and freshly roasted Lidl cashews


It says on the front of the tub that it doesn't contain palm oil
EazyDuz01/12/2019 02:06

Some nut brands scoop up small insects as part of manufacturing so aren't …Some nut brands scoop up small insects as part of manufacturing so aren't pure vegan


I see your point but that’s not an intentional ingredient. It’s not like they are sneaking some milk powder in there just to be annoying.
So I assume you don’t consume anything containing yeast as that is a micro-organism?
When I became vegan it was to exclude animal products from my diet, unfortunately I have to be realistic about any microscopic impacts that consuming a plant based diet might have. (This is also the stance of vegan society, as they don’t want to be seen as food Nazis)
Also very high in calories. Excess calories are stored as fat thereby causing morbid obesity and diabetes.

Overall, probably not a good idea to eat tubs of this stuff as a health benefit. It clearly isn't.

Kindest regards
firstofficer01/12/2019 08:27

Also very high in calories. Excess calories are stored as fat thereby …Also very high in calories. Excess calories are stored as fat thereby causing morbid obesity and diabetes.Overall, probably not a good idea to eat tubs of this stuff as a health benefit. It clearly isn't.Kindest regards


I'm aware that we've all been indoctrinated by the media that saturated fat is bad for us and clogs our arteries etc, but that is not exactly the case. If we eat a diet high in refined carbohydrates (sugar) and also a lot of sat fats then that may happen, but for example a keto diet high in sat fats and no carbohydrates is very beneficial for us. That's why scientists and dieticians are now promoting it long term and not just as a weight loss tool.

Yes nuts are a high calorie food. Monitor what you're eating and I'm sure you'll be ok

Also, cashew nuts contain all sorts of wonderful nutrients so they're a fantastic source of all of those.
Edited by: "Paul_W" 1st Dec 2019
EazyDuz01/12/2019 02:06

Some nut brands scoop up small insects as part of manufacturing so aren't …Some nut brands scoop up small insects as part of manufacturing so aren't pure vegan


In that case there are probably only a handful of 'pure vegans' in the world.

This is the combine harvester argument - bread is made with wheat and during the process lots of insects are killed.

But it's the less harmful option. It takes on average 12lb of plants to produce 1lb of beef for example.

Just for us to breathe entails killing other living beings, but we have a choice over to what extent our diet causes harm, and veganism is the least impactful.
Paul_W01/12/2019 09:12

I'm aware that we've all been indoctrinated by the media that saturated …I'm aware that we've all been indoctrinated by the media that saturated fat is bad for us and clogs our arteries etc, but that is not exactly the case. If we eat a diet high in refined carbohydrates (sugar) and also a lot of sat fats then that may happen, but for example a keto diet high in sat fats and no carbohydrates is very beneficial for us. That's why scientists and dieticians are now promoting it long term and not just as a weight loss tool.Yes nuts are a calorie food. Monitor what you're eating and I'm sure you'll be ok ;)Also, cashew nuts contain all sorts of wonderful nutrients so they're a fantastic source of all of those.


I guess eating a couple of cashews per day is OK. But they really are heavy on energy (per unit weight) and even somewhat carby, which would mean ketosis would not apply.

People are better off eating a helping of raw peanuts. I do take your point about them being rich in other useful minerals eg magnesium and zinc.

Kindest regards
firstofficer01/12/2019 09:29

I guess eating a couple of cashews per day is OK. But they really are …I guess eating a couple of cashews per day is OK. But they really are heavy on energy (per unit weight) and even somewhat carby, which would mean ketosis would not apply. People are better off eating a helping of raw peanuts. I do take your point about them being rich in other useful minerals eg magnesium and zinc.Kindest regards


I didn't suggest eating cashew nuts for maintaining ketosis. I assume then you don't consume any oil for the same reason of it being calorie dense.

Excess calories are only really a bad thing if someone is overweight. Athletes, gym-goers and people who have active jobs, and also ectomorphs or people with a very high metabolism, often need to consume oil and nuts by the bucket load to maintain their energy levels.
Paul_W01/12/2019 09:33

I didn't suggest eating cashew nuts for maintaining ketosis. I assume … I didn't suggest eating cashew nuts for maintaining ketosis. I assume then you don't consume any oil for the same reason of it being calorie dense.Excess calories are only really a bad thing if someone is overweight. Athletes, gym-goers and people who have active jobs, and also ectomorphs or people with a very high metabolism, often need to consume oil and nuts by the bucket load to maintain their energy levels.


I think it all depends on an individual's genetic makeup as to how exactly they handle and process these macro loads. Some can easily get away with having loads of nuts and fatty stuff routinely, others simply can't. Some are very insensitive to insulin which causes added issues, causing things like central obesity. I'm not saying cashews are bad, just that it's like eating oil, purely by its composition (65% fat I think).

Yes I use oil, but mainly in cooking (high smoke point), small amounts and even then I'm concerned about the misconception about the benefits of sunflower and olive oils for cooking. Trans fats are also a big no no.

Kindest regards
firstofficer01/12/2019 09:40

I think it all depends on an individual's genetic makeup as to how exactly …I think it all depends on an individual's genetic makeup as to how exactly they handle and process these macro loads. Some can easily get away with having loads of nuts and fatty stuff routinely, others simply can't. Some are very insensitive to insulin which causes added issues, causing things like central obesity. I'm not saying cashews are bad, just that it's like eating oil, purely by its composition (65% fat I think). Yes I use oil, but mainly in cooking (high smoke point), small amounts and even then I'm concerned about the misconception about the benefits of sunflower and olive oils for cooking. Trans fats are also a big no no.Kindest regards


Fat doesn't make you fat. It's a misconception just like people think vegetarians only eat vegetables. Excess calories, like you said, make people fat.

I could literally only eat cashew nuts, or crisps, or cheese, and still lose weight provided my energy expenditure was greater than my energy input ie calories consumed.

Not that it would be a wise idea of course.

I watched an interview the other day of a young lad who has eaten only crisps and chocolate almost his entire life. He's in decent shape - fairly lean - but has recently gone blind due to malnutrition.
Paul_W01/12/2019 09:46

Fat doesn't make you fat. It's a misconception just like people think …Fat doesn't make you fat. It's a misconception just like people think vegetarians only eat vegetables. Excess calories, like you said, make people fat.I could literally only eat cashew nuts, or crisps, or cheese, and still lose weight provided my energy expenditure was greater than my energy input ie calories consumed. Not that it would be a wise idea of course.I watched an interview the other day of a young lad who has eaten only crisps and chocolate almost his entire life. He's in decent shape - fairly lean - but has recently gone blind due to malnutrition.


Agreed.

Kindest regards
Is this safe for birds?
agme197701/12/2019 09:51

Is this safe for birds?


No. For blokes only...

Kindest regards
Warm not vegan
firstofficer30/11/2019 23:37

Very high in fat.Artery clogging stuff.Kindest regards


It's actually got a good protein content and good for reducing LDL Cholesterol. Not all fats are unhealthy. Google is still free btw.

Great deal, heat added.
firstofficer30/11/2019 23:37

Very high in fat.Artery clogging stuff.Kindest regards


It's not remotely unhealthily when eaten in moderation. Just as best butter is healthier than margerine (in moderation) ad its pure unlike margerine with its myriad of additives etc
firstofficer01/12/2019 08:27

Also very high in calories. Excess calories are stored as fat thereby …Also very high in calories. Excess calories are stored as fat thereby causing morbid obesity and diabetes.Overall, probably not a good idea to eat tubs of this stuff as a health benefit. It clearly isn't.Kindest regards


Why would anyone eat tubs of anything? Eaten in moderation this product provides protein and will help to reduce LDL cholesterol. Google is still free btw!

Heat added, thanks for posting .
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