Category Archives: Peanut Butter

How Peanut Butter is Made

Peanut Butter in the Making Since its invention in the late 1800’s, peanut butter has become a healthy staple in the kitchen cabinets of most households. Peanuts themselves have been used for centuries in a vast variety of foods and cultures. Doctors looked to manufacturers to help produce a product to act as a protein […]

Peanut Butter Trivia

Here’s a list of interesting trivia about peanuts and peanut butter: definitely the kind of stuff you want to say at bar or parties to pick up girls! Peanut Trivia: Did you know? The two major peanut producers in the US are, in order, Georgia and Texas; peanuts are also Georgia’s official state crop, with […]

History of Peanut Butter

First Comes the Peanut The peanut was first known to exist in South America, as far back as 950 B.C., most likely in Brazil. The Incas were known to have made peanuts into a paste during this time, as well as to have peanut crops. Peanuts were actually said to have been found in the […]

Peanut Butter Allergy

As many as one-and-a-half million Americans are allergic to peanuts and could be risking their lives with each peanut butter and jelly sandwich.So serious can this allergy be that it accounts for over three-fourths of all deaths related to food allergies each year. Symptoms An allergy to peanut butter typically manifests at some point during […]

Health Benefits of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a very caloric, yet very healthy food. In general, raw peanut butter (as in less refined) is better than refined, because it retains many of the beneficial nutrients found in the skin; in addition, processed peanut butter might contain added trans-fatty acids (which have been shown to increase the risk of cardiocirculatory […]

Selecting and Storing Peanut Butter

It is advisable to purchase peanuts still in their shells: you can usually purchase bulk packages at any convenience store. Pay attention to any external sign of damage: black spots and fungi/molds are obviously not a good sign and the shell should be intact. You might also want to ensure that your store has many […]

Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts

Peanut Butter – 100grams, not salted, smooth style Nutrient Units Value per 100 grams Number of Data Points Std. Error Water g 1.81 423 0.025 Energy kcal 588 0 0 Energy kj 2462 0 0 Protein g 25.09 633 0.03 Total lipid (fat) g 50.39 613 0.296 Ash g 3.15 372 0.016 Carbohydrate, by difference […]