Company History

MaraNatha® (pronounced “mare-uh-Nah-thuh”) has been crafting delicious, all-natural nut butters in Ashland, Oregon, since 1982. Each variety is finely ground in small batches and contains no unhealthy trans fats, hydrogenated oils or preservatives. MaraNatha is known for its creamy spreadable texture and authentic taste of the purest whole nuts.

NEW! Honey Almond Butter — Natural
We’ve created a spoonable blend of almond butter and honey that has a creamy texture and rich roasted flavor. The freshest dry-roasted almonds are, ground to perfection and sweetened with the perfect amount of organic honey crystals. Try this sweet, nutty combo on bread, crackers or alone by the spoonful.

Almond Butter — Roasted or Raw, Organic or Natural
Our Almond Butters are made with only the finest, heart healthy*, California-grown almonds. California almonds (primarily the Mission varietals) are renowned for their delicious flavor and texture.

We produce almond butter in both Organic and Natural varieties to offer a choice to consumers since organic almonds remain significantly higher in price than natural almonds. The flavor option for roasted or raw almond butter extends to both these varieties, as well as a texture option for creamy or crunchy.

Almond Butter is a perfect companion to fresh cut apples and crackers. It is also delicious with toast and honey or jam. If you like hot cereals such as oatmeal, try adding a scoop for flavor and added protein.

* Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.

NEW! Honey Peanut Spread – Natural
Our rich, perfectly roasted flavor comes from our special grinding process, using only the freshest dry-roasted peanuts. Lightly sweetened with organic honey crystals, this creamy duo is delicious on bread, crackers or by the spoonful.

Peanut Butter – Organic or Natural
Our Peanut Butters are made with a special grinding process using only the finest, heart friendly peanuts. We produce Peanut Butter using carefully roasted Organic or Natural peanut varietals with the choices of creamy and crunchy textures, either with or without salt. Peanut Butter is a long-time favorite ingredient in cookies, cakes, candies and sauces. We encourage you to try ours in your favorite recipes and enjoy the extra flavor it adds. Our favorite fast snack is to put a spoonful of “PB” on a square of dark chocolate - yum!

Cashew Butter
Our creamy Cashew Butter is created from only the highest quality Brazilian cashews. These South American nuts are prized for their rich taste and texture. While they do cost a bit more, we feel that the exquisite taste of our cashew butter is worth it.

Surprisingly, cashew butter grinds up quite “dry” compared to many other nuts. For this reason we add just enough supreme quality hi-oleic safflower oil to achieve the ideal consistency.

Cashew Butter is perfect to use in sauces, dressings and dips. It stands up well to spices and makes a terrific curry sauce. Like many nut butters, it is enjoyable with fresh fruit and crackers.

Macadamia Butter
Our creamy Macadamia Butter is ground from delicately roasted macadamia nuts. Originally native to Australia, and now grown in several countries, “Mac Nuts” boast a rich, buttery taste and produce nut butter with a dreamy, velvety texture.

Mac Butter makes a decadent dipping sauce for fruit and is extremely versatile in baking. We have found that it is a good substitute for shortening or butter in cookie recipes. On a nutritional note, Mac Butter is naturally low in carbs and was reputed to be one of the late Dr. Atkin’s favorite dessert items.