Peanut Butter

About 94 percent of American homes have at least one jar of peanut butter in their pantry. If you’re a fan, allow us to spread the love with a section dedicated to nothing but yummy, protein-packed peanut butter. 

These 5 Peanut Butter Recipes are Taking Over the Internet

People are spending a lot of time in the kitchen these days. No surprise then that we are all searching, sharing and saving recipes on social media now more than ever. That’s why peanut butter is getting a lot of love on the internet with a variety of recipes being shared featuring America’s favorite nutty spread.

What are Ultra-Processed Foods?

If you pay attention to health and nutrition headlines, you’ve heard a lot about ultra-processed foods lately. An internet search of the term returns more than 18 million hits. But what exactly are ultra-processed foods?
 
At present, FDA doesn’t have a formal definition for ultra-processed food. In fact, there is no universally agreed upon definition at all. The term ultra-processed foods has been popularized based on a food classification system called NOVA which was developed by Carlos Monteiro, professor of nutrition and public health at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. (Morea, 2021) His definition has changed several times since it was introduced in the early 2010s. Each food is categorized based on the “extent and purposes of the industrial processes they undergo” into these four groups:

Tired of PB&J? Here are 5 Unconventional Ways to Use Peanut Butter

While a PB&J may be the classic go-to, there are endless ways to enjoy peanut butter beyond the sandwich.

The Scoop on Hydrogenated Fat in Peanut Butter

The research in support of peanuts and peanut butter as a regular part of your healthy eating habits is overwhelmingly positive. Peanuts bring protein, good fats and important nutrients like niacin, vitamin E, folate and fiber to the plate, just to name a few. Yet, when you read about peanut butter, there are often statements that urge you to avoid those that contain added or hydrogenated fat and that can be confusing. This is especially true if you’re among the majority of consumers who prefer peanut butter that doesn’t separate at room temperature, which is prevented by the addition of these fats. What’s a peanut butter lover to do? In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the fat in peanut butter to help you understand just why you don’t have to fret so much about what’s in your peanut butter, no matter which kind you choose to eat.

How to Eat More Peanuts Daily

Do you sometimes have trouble figuring out what to eat during the week? Well here is your solution. I have put together options for including peanuts in your meals, at some point in your day! This plant forward guide will give you the needed protein to keep you satisfied for a longer period of time.

The Latest Cocktail Trend Is…

From peanut butter ales to peanut whiskey, incorporating peanuts into adult beverages has become all the rage. It’s clear that peanut lovers are craving new ways to enjoy their favorite snack. We partnered with seven influential mixologists and bartenders to create peanut-based cocktail recipes that are both deliciously peanutty and go perfectly with peanut foods.

The Rise of Peanuts During the Pandemic

When Food Network star Ina Garten bantered on national TV with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about their rediscovered love of the PB&J last December, it was no surprise to me that the classic all-American peanut butter sandwich had risen back to the top of our collective food conscious – not only filling our bellies, but soothing our souls during trying times. And that’s what’s special about the work I do for America’s peanut farmers at the National Peanut Board (NPB).

3 Socially Distanced Cookie Swap Alternatives

It’s cookie swap season, but due to the pandemic, you might want to keep the in-person “swapping” to a minimum. Don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. Here’s some ideas to help maintain social distancing while still keeping up with the baking tradition.

These Were the Most Popular Peanut Butter Hacks of 2020

Stocking up on peanut butter encouraged many people to come up with cool and crazy innovations that went viral on social media this year. Here are some of the most popular peanut butter hacks we saw in 2020 that you might try for fun, or to get you through the winter months.

Peanut Candies Reign Supreme—Here’s Why

You probably know this already, but peanuts and chocolate pair really well together. Check that—extremely well together. It’s not a coincidence. There’s an explanation for why peanuts are a popular ingredient in candy.

 

         

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