Peanut Butter

 

I have been buying Costco peanut butter for the past 2 years. I started buying it when we gave up all hydrogenated oils. My son eats PJ&J daily, so I wanted to make sure he was eating a high quality product. I tried making my own peanut butter, but it was too expensive. I do make the jelly though, not with white sugar either.*G* I get 2 great big jars of this peanut butter for six dollars. They last all month!

Organic Costco Peanut Butter  Ingredients:

Dry roasted organic peanuts and salt. (Only 2 Ingredients!)

Per 2 TBS

Calories 200

Protein 9 grams

Total Fat 16 grams

Saturated Fat 3 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 45 mg

Total Carbs 7 g

Dietary Fiber 2 grams

Sugars 2 grams

Jiff Creamy Peanut Butter Ingredients:

MADE FROM ROASTED PEANUTS AND SUGAR. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: MOLASSES, FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (RAPESEED AND SOYBEAN), MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, SALT.

(Made with at least 7 ingredients!)

Per 2TBS

Calories 200
Protein 7 grams
Total Fat 16 grams
Saturated Fat 3 grams 
 Trans Fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 150mg 
 Total Carbs 7g
Dietary Fiber 2 grams
Sugars 3 grams

Ounce for Ounce these 2 Peanut Butters look pretty similar at first glance.  The only difference is that Jif has 3 times more salt!

 The 2% or less (per serving, not jar) allows companies to post 0 trans fats as long as there is less than half a gram in a serving.  A serving is two tablespoons. Two percent would be 9 grams of trans fat per 454 gram jar. This is very intresting.

Peanuts are one of the most highly sprayed crops out there, so Organic peanut butter should be a no brainer for most!

Most peanut butters on the market are solid. Meaning, no oil on top.

A little food for thought:

If your peanut butter is solid when you put the knife in it, it has trans fat, that is why an oil that should not be solid is! 

Naturally…The oil in peanuts is monounsaturated, and diets high in this type of fat have been shown to lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol while preserving levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Peanut oil also contains beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol that studies show can inhibit cancer growth.

When we first made the switch it took some time dealing with the oil on top of every jar. At first I would just dump it out, then I got smart and just started mixing it in. I found that this also made the peanut butter stretch a bit, and last longer. Another thing you can do for those who like a bit of crunch to their PB&J…

Grind up some peanuts in your coffee grinder or blender and mix them into your Organic natural peanut butter. It thickens it up!

So yes, that is just a little tid-bit of info regarding Organic Peanut Butter, verses the bad stuff! *G*

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