Never before has a nut butter had such a silky, velvety, decadent, sumptuous flavor.

The JEM operation is based out of Bend, Oregon, where their sprouted nut spreads are made by hand in small batches. The combination of sprouting, stone grinding and blending yields an impeccable product that blows every other nut butter out of the water. Once you’ve tried JEM, you won’t ever go back to the basics.

JEM Nut Butters upholds their commitment to crafting organic, health-promoting products while maintaining the highest standards of sustainability and transparency. All of their ingredients are Fair Trade, certified organic, non-GMO and vegan, with all products tested rigorously for contamination with heavy metals, microbes, pathogens or gluten. Every time, the tests return negative—JEM produces raw, nutrient-rich foods that are as pure as they are vibrantly alive.

Every JEM Nut Butter begins with raw nuts that are then soaked in water with Himalayan pink salt before being gently dehydrated for 24 hours. This improves the digestibility of the nuts while neutralizing phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors naturally present in raw nuts, and serves to unleash more flavor and nutrients. Think that’s careful enough? JEM doesn’t think so. They then proceed to stone grind the nut butters at slow speeds to keep the heat low and the ingredients raw. Each batch is ground so finely that particles are 20 microns or smaller, and JEM Nut Butters reach the point at which the human tongue can no longer detect texture. Now that’s attention to detail.

JEM Nut Butters are currently available in four flavors: Cinnamon Red Maca, Superberry Maqui Camu, Cashew Cardamom and Hazelnut Raw Cacao.

The Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter combines sprouted almonds with red maca, cinnamon, coconut sugar and vanilla to make for a warming, invigorating spread. Red maca is an adaptogenic root found in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia and Peru, known for its energy-boosting properties, as well as its use in increasing stamina and libido. The red maca imparts a malted, butterscotch flavor to the almond butter, which with the spicy cinnamon and subtle vanilla makes for a well-rounded sweet addition to a Paleo pantry.

The Superberry Maqui Camu Almond Butter is a fruity, antioxidant-rich blend that is deep purple in color. Maqui berry hails from the Patagonia region of Chile, and is known for its anti-aging flavonoids, anthocyanins and its slightly tart berry flavor. Camu camu berry is a nutrient-dense native of Peru that is loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, amino acids and beta-carotene. The berry is slightly bitter, but is balanced by the maple flavor of the added lucuma powder and the sweetness of the coconut sugar.

The Cashew Cardamom Butter has what might be considered the simplest of the JEM Nut Butter profiles, but what it lacks in exotic ingredients it more than makes up for in vibrant flavor. A combination of raw almonds and cashews are soaked, sprouted and dehydrated to unlock nutrients and enhance flavor before stone grinding to reach the ultimate creamy texture. The cashew–almond butter is then blended with cardamom, a warming spice known for its distinctly sweet, herbal aroma and its digestion-improving properties. The addition of lucuma adds maple sweetness, as well as iron, niacin, calcium, beta-carotene and fiber. A touch of coconut sugar rounds out this JEM Nut Butter—the end result is rich, decadent, sweet and spicy, and all achieved with the addition of a humble ingredient you may even have in your pantry.

The Hazelnut Raw Cacao Butter is for all of the chocolate–hazelnut fans out there who want more from their favorite creamy spread—more depth of flavor, more sophistication, more healthful benefits. Sprouted raw hazelnuts join South American cacao nibs to create a symphony of tastes, with notes of red wine, tea tannins, dark chocolate and toasted butter. This, along with coconut sugar and vanilla, makes for a rich, thick spread that is more gourmet dessert than condiment. There’s no comparing this to any other chocolate–hazelnut product. This one harnesses the potent flavor of pure, unadulterated ingredients without relying on the palatability of milk and sugar, and the end result speaks volumes about the power of ingredient quality.

In all frankness, the best way to enjoy JEM Nut Butters is by the spoonful, leaning over the sink to catch the drips, or in furtive bites with the refrigerator door left open.

Others have been known to add a dollop to smoothies, to drizzle their favorite flavor over sliced fruit or to slather a grain-free weekend waffle with the stuff. JEM recommends adding Hazelnut Raw Cacao Butter to a cup of coffee or a bowl of ice cream, and inventively pairs the Superberry Maqui Camu with a round of soft cheese for an elegant and easy appetizer. Cashew Cardamom is a no-brainer addition to curries and roasted root vegetables, while Cinnamon Red Maca shines on green apple or Asian pear slices.

JEM combines the power of exotic superfoods with the nutrition naturally present in nuts and seeds, taking care of each element in the sourcing and preparation of quality ingredients. The end result is of exceptional quality, with a spectrum of flavors that is out of this world.

For more information or for online ordering, visit JemRaw.com.