Natural Peanut Butter
- 01-06-2010, 05:47 PM
Natural Peanut Butter
So...what do you guys recommend as I am trying to add it into my diet to help with my 'snack' meal and getting healthy fats, I've bought this today and think it isn't as healthy as I should be getting [the supermarket had a terribly limited amount and this looked like the best]
I can't currently post links but the product is by 'Whole Earth Foods' - 'Smooth Natural Peanut Butter'
Here is the nutrient info:
Original Smooth Style
Original Style Smooth Peanut Butter. Its rich and hearty flavour goes equally well in sweet or savoury combinations and itís delicious on wholemeal toast.
ORIGINAL SMOOTH STYLE PEANUT BUTTER IS:
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
No Added Sugar
Sustainable palm oil sourced from RSPO member
INGREDIENTS: Roasted Peanuts (96%), Palm Oil, Sea Salt
Typical Values Per 100g
Energy 2466 kJ
of which sugars 3.7g
of which saturates 9.1g
After doing a bit of reading I found that is has 'palm oil' in it so how bad or 'unnatural' does this make it....
- 01-06-2010, 06:25 PM
01-06-2010, 06:51 PM
I get the same one from Holland & Barrett. I'm not sure what the palm oil is for either but we are a bit limited peanut butter wise in the UK.
Palm oil is high in saturated fats, a bit like coconut oil apparently.
There was a program on TV about palm oil a couple of days ago but I missed most of it. Mostly to do with it's economic importance in the South East Asian places it is produced but what caught my eye was the amount of fertilisers and stuff they used to maximise the crop.
I'd totally forgotten about the fertiliser bit until I started typing!
I hope they aren't using DDT pesticides and the likes on it!
01-06-2010, 06:58 PM
01-06-2010, 07:02 PM
01-06-2010, 08:46 PM
palm oil is ok, they add it so that the peanut oil is less likely to separate out as the palm oil is like coconut oil and solid at most room temps
01-07-2010, 04:33 AM
01-07-2010, 05:05 AM
01-07-2010, 06:25 AM
01-07-2010, 08:00 AM
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