Dastony Raw Hazelnut Butter Only the finest, certified organic, sprouted raw hazelnuts are used in every handcrafted batch of Dastony's Raw Hazelnut Butter. Dastony uses the ancient method of stone grinding to create their gourmet, silky smooth nut butters. Every batch of Dastony stone-ground nut and seed butters starts with the selection of the finest ingredients, then is handcrafted and meticulously cared for in a process that can take 24 to 48 hours to complete. This time and attention is well worth the results; each Dastony nut butter still maintains all of its nutritional integrity. The benefits of hazelnuts go far beyond the delectable taste. Hazelnuts are high in flavonoids, which can support brain health. Hazelnuts are also an abundant source of heart healthy fats, and contain a high amount of vitamin E, vitamin B, and folate. Dastony ensures that its butters never exceed temperatures of 118°F, meaning you get the full nutritional and enzymatic value of its raw nut and seed butters. Enjoy Dastony Raw Hazelnut Butter ? With a spoon, right out of the jar ? On toast, breads, crepes, or ice cream ? Make your own nut milk; just mix with water Crafted in a facility that also handles raw tree nuts and seeds but does not process any soy or dairy. Some separation may occur. Stir well. Refrigeration not required. Each hand crafted batch of Dastony Raw Hazelnut Butter is certified organic, raw, kosher, stone ground, gluten-free, and made in the USA. 8oz/ 227g About Dastony, the company Dastony is a family owned company with uncompromising standards of purity, taste and integrity. The inspiration for Dastony came from the desire to deliver the healthiest and smoothest nut and seed butters, while maintaining their core values. Dastony knows the benefits that can be achieved through quality ingredients, and works tirelessly to ensure they are producing the best tasting products available. The Dastony Process Dastony uses an ancient method known as stone-grinding in the production of its hand crafted gourmet butters. Originally used for turning olives into luscious and delicious olive oil, stone-grinding applies pressure with powerful, perfectly smooth granite wheels. Stone grinders have been used for over 2 million years from making olive oil to sesame paste. In ancient times people would use animals like elephants and mules to help push the large granite wheels. Although ?old world? in its approach, stone grinding is revolutionary in terms of preserving nutrients and flavor. This natural preservation is accomplished by maintaining a consistently low temperature throughout the entire process. The result of this old world, stone grinding process? Nut and seed butters have a silky smooth texture and a mouth feel that is truly beyond compare. Dastony?s commitments to raw, vegan, and organic Dastony uses only the highest quality, certified organic nuts and seeds in all of its products. Preservatives are never added to any of their Gourmet Nuts and Seeds; and, from farm to jar, Dastony is always chemical free. Dastony believes that it is critical the fats found in nuts and seeds are never heated ?cooked? above 118° F, in order to keep the highly sought after ?healthy fats? from becoming ?bad fats?. Dastony?s unique process never subjects the ingredients to temperatures that exceed this threshold. Animal products are never used in Dastony products, and never will be.