Why Natural Peanut Butter’s Healthier

September 30, 2011 in nutrition

I’m just going to say it – I LOVE NUT BUTTER. Sunflower butter, almond butter, peanut butter… I don’t discriminate. Actually, I do. I don’t eat Skippy, Jif, or any of the other popular brands of peanut butter. Why? Mikayla, are you NUT-IST?

Okay – take peanut butter for example. Peanut oil comes from peanuts (obvs), and is produced in the process of making peanut butter. Brands like Jif and Skippy remove the peanut oil and sell it separately because it is super healthy and super expensive. So, wave goodbye to the healthy fats that should be in your dang peanut butter. In replacement of the peanut oil, they add partially hydrogenated oils to replace it. Personally, I like my peanuts WHOLE - not dissected.

Adams PB ingredients: Peanuts

Jif PB ingredients: Peanuts, sugar, less than 2% of: hydrogenated vegetable oils (cottonseed and rapeseed), salt, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil

I MEAN PEANUT BUTTER SHOULD BE MADE FROM PEANUTS AND ONLY PEANUTS AM I WRONG?