Why Natural Peanut butter?

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  1. Why Natural Peanut butter?


    hi,
    Everywhere i read, people consume Natural Peanut butter in their diet.. why not simply peanut butter?
    what is the big difference..


  2. Natural peanut butter only has 1 ingredient, peanuts (and maybe some added salt). The other normal peanut butter if processed and really has no nutritional value compared to the natty version (thats why you notice the oil separation between the two).

  3. OCC is right on the money.

    Also, the lack of hydrogenation is a draw for many, as well as the lack of added sugars.
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  4. Yea I forgot to add because Natty PB is de-friggen-licious

  5. Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    Yea I forgot to add because Natty PB is de-friggen-licious
    You've never tried almond or cashew butter my friend . THOSE are absolutely-figgren-licious.

  6. I recently got some almond butter, it's cool, but I have to get used to the taste.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    You've never tried almond or cashew butter my friend . THOSE are absolutely-figgren-licious.
    I love almonds and marzipan, but i have to say almond butter left me a bit dissapointed. I do like how it's a lot easier to spread than natty peanut. Gonna try cashew next. Food network is turning me into a bit of a cullinary snob, lol

    EDIT: and for the OP, to sum up what other posters have mentioned, there's usually no sugar added, little to no oil added, and it's not hydrogenated. Also since the oils seperates easily, you can pour it off for calorie reduction if you don't mind sacrificing some texture. Or, you can replace the excess oil with things like flax seed oil, etc. If you're wondering what the deal is with hydrogenated oils, companies pass hydrogen through oil to make it solid at room tempurature. Unfortunately, that helps it remain a lot more solid in your arteries too. it's like eating bad cholesterol and not even getting the possible benefit of testosterone
    conversion that real cholesterol can achieve. My question is, WTF are hydrogenated oils doing in the margarines that advertise cholesterol improvement on the packaging?

  8. I eat Natty PB throught the day daily. Love the stuff. There are probably some who claim they couldnt live without it.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Deccadick View Post
    I eat Natty PB throught the day daily. Love the stuff. There are probably some who claim they couldnt live without it.
    yeah.......me.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Nightwanderer View Post
    I love almonds and marzipan, but i have to say almond butter left me a bit dissapointed. I do like how it's a lot easier to spread than natty peanut. Gonna try cashew next. Food network is turning me into a bit of a cullinary snob, lol
    Almond butter is so so, but I guess cashew butter is the real amazing one. I tried pumpkin butter because it was high in protein, and it tasted so poor I'm actually about to throw out the last quarter of the bottle. Next time, if I want more protein I'll just take an extra bit of whey

  11. I have a jar at work, a jar or two at home a jar in my gym bag and a jar in my car.
    I go through over 2 jars a month.

    Also for those that eat teddie brand, I actually work right across the street from their facility. Every morning when I get to work I smell the roasting peanut mashing goodness. It's amazing.

  12. Thx guys... Now i can differentiate betwee them

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Nightwanderer View Post
    My question is, WTF are hydrogenated oils doing in the margarines that advertise cholesterol improvement on the packaging?

  14. Quote Originally Posted by The Batman View Post
    I have a jar at work, a jar or two at home a jar in my gym bag and a jar in my car.
    I go through over 2 jars a month.

    Also for those that eat teddie brand, I actually work right across the street from their facility. Every morning when I get to work I smell the roasting peanut mashing goodness. It's amazing.
    2 a month is weak. Really weak.

    When bulking I usually go through 3 a week.
  15. Never enough
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    I bought 3 of the 4lb jars of power pb this week

    not natural peanut butter per se but better in a number of ways.

    Superior Blend of Quality Protein, Flax Seed Oil, Fiber & Essential Fat
    ALL NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER BLEND
    the ingredients list

    Roasted Peanuts, Egg Whites, Flax Seeds Wheatgerm, Honey, Flax Seed Oil, Salt.

    Amount Per
    Serving % Daily
    Value

    Calories 315 N/A*

    Calories From Fat 171 N/A*

    Total Fat 19 Gm 28%

    Saturated Fat 2 Gm 9%

    Omega-3 10 Gm N/A*

    Omega-6 3 Gm N/A*

    Cholesterol 0 Mg N/A*

    Sodium 174 Mg 7%

    Total Carbohydrate 12 Gm 4%

    Dietary Fiber 8 Gm 35%

    Sugars 4 Gm N/A*

    Vitamin A 0 N/A*

    Folic Acid 0 40%

    Vitamin C 0 1%

    Riboflavin 0 10%

    Calcium 0 4%

    Niacin 0 35%

    Iron 0 9%

    Vitamin E 0 25%

    Protein 24 Gm 48%
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger1 View Post
    2 a month is weak. Really weak.

    When bulking I usually go through 3 a week.
    Well im cutting right now and i usually throw in some raw almonds and hazelnuts to my pb. I'm also a relatively small guy.


    Still I bow to the consumption of three jars a week.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I bought 3 of the 4lb jars of power pb this week

    not natural peanut butter per se but better in a number of ways.



    the ingredients list

    Roasted Peanuts, Egg Whites, Flax Seeds Wheatgerm, Honey, Flax Seed Oil, Salt.

    Amount Per
    Serving % Daily
    Value

    Calories 315 N/A*

    Calories From Fat 171 N/A*

    Total Fat 19 Gm 28%

    Saturated Fat 2 Gm 9%

    Omega-3 10 Gm N/A*

    Omega-6 3 Gm N/A*

    Cholesterol 0 Mg N/A*

    Sodium 174 Mg 7%

    Total Carbohydrate 12 Gm 4%

    Dietary Fiber 8 Gm 35%

    Sugars 4 Gm N/A*

    Vitamin A 0 N/A*

    Folic Acid 0 40%

    Vitamin C 0 1%

    Riboflavin 0 10%

    Calcium 0 4%

    Niacin 0 35%

    Iron 0 9%

    Vitamin E 0 25%

    Protein 24 Gm 48%

    Looks pretty good...how does it taste.

    I may have to get a jar.
  18. Never enough
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    I like it, they sell the 1lb jars at vitamin shoppe + gnc for $8. so a little pricey, but not all bad to try it out. The flax adds a little bit more texture than a smooth peanut butter, but not crunchy. its good enough that I have sat down with a spoon and eaten it from the jar not on a sandwich
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    ...
    the ingredients list

    Roasted Peanuts, Egg Whites, Flax Seeds Wheatgerm, Honey , Flax Seed Oil, Salt.

    Amount Per
    Serving % Daily
    Value

    Calories 315 N/A*

    Calories From Fat 171 N/A*

    Total Fat 19 Gm 28%

    Saturated Fat 2 Gm 9%

    Omega-3 10 Gm N/A*

    Omega-6 3 Gm N/A*

    Cholesterol 0 Mg N/A*

    Sodium 174 Mg 7%

    Total Carbohydrate 12 Gm 4%

    Dietary Fiber 8 Gm 35%

    Sugars 4 Gm N/A*

    Vitamin A 0 N/A*

    Folic Acid 0 40%

    Vitamin C 0 1%

    Riboflavin 0 10%

    Calcium 0 4%

    Niacin 0 35%

    Iron 0 9%

    Vitamin E 0 25%

    Protein 24 Gm 48%
    Sugar!
  20. Never enough
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    I don't think that 4g worth in conjunction with that much fiber, protein + fat causes much of an insulin response
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  21. Someone once said that the protein from peanuts (all nuts) is locked in a collagen matrix of sorts and cannot be absorbed. Any truth to this? What is the BV of nuts (compared to say Egg that has a 100 score)?

  22. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I don't think that 4g worth in conjunction with that much fiber, protein + fat causes much of an insulin response
    Maybe maybe... but the real problem is it looks too damn tasty ...I don't think I could stop at just a tablespoon. ...if THAT happens then I know I'd be in trouble.
  23. Never enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by datBtrue View Post
    Maybe maybe... but the real problem is it looks too damn tasty ...I don't think I could stop at just a tablespoon. ...if THAT happens then I know I'd be in trouble.
    oh but that 4g of sugars is at 4 tbsp. thats plenty, lemee tell ya
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  24. Thumbs up


    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    oh but that 4g of sugars is at 4 tbsp. thats plenty, lemee tell ya
    Now I see the light! Can I get an AMEN brother Easy.
  25. Never enough
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    amen. i'm going to go have a sandwich
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  26. never mind....
    Last edited by BodyWizard; 05-06-2008 at 09:44 AM. Reason: 'cause I can't delete it!

  27. Be careful - Power Butter massively failed label claims a few years back.

    GIANT makes one that is superior, IMO.
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  28. Never enough
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    hmmm that does look good (the giant one)
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger1 View Post
    2 a month is weak. Really weak.

    When bulking I usually go through 3 a week.
    you? bulking? your 7'4" 164 lbs. WTF......is that your heaviest? not trying to be a jerk, but with those stats your a bean pole.......i'm not that much bigger 6'1" 197lbs. but DAMN!!!!!

  30. Quote Originally Posted by lennoxchi View Post
    you? bulking? your 7'4" 164 lbs. WTF......is that your heaviest? not trying to be a jerk, but with those stats your a bean pole.......i'm not that much bigger 6'1" 197lbs. but DAMN!!!!!
    But...your profile says 190...you mean, maybe profile stats aren't accurate and can be changed to say anything?

    NO WAY!!
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  31. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    But...your profile says 190...you mean, maybe profile stats aren't accurate and can be changed to say anything?

    NO WAY!!
    AHH HA touche'...........i was thinking about that when i typed it too, didn't think I'd get that one past anyone, especially you.

  32. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Someone once said that the protein from peanuts (all nuts) is locked in a collagen matrix of sorts and cannot be absorbed. Any truth to this? What is the BV of nuts (compared to say Egg that has a 100 score)?

  33. Quote Originally Posted by lennoxchi View Post
    you? bulking? your 7'4" 164 lbs. WTF......is that your heaviest? not trying to be a jerk, but with those stats your a bean pole.......i'm not that much bigger 6'1" 197lbs. but DAMN!!!!!
    You really believe he is seven feet four inches tall?

    Hit me up bro I've got some Real Estate to sell you...

  34. i dont even know if it's possible. i'd imagine a person that was 7 4 that weighed that much would be skin and bones.... literally. i dont think it's possible. if it is, that's disgusting

  35. Quote Originally Posted by datBtrue View Post
    You really believe he is seven feet four inches tall?

    Hit me up bro I've got some Real Estate to sell you...
    is it ocean front property in Arizona, that's what I'm looking for....

  36. Quote Originally Posted by lennoxchi View Post
    is it ocean front property in Arizona, that's what I'm looking for....
    I'm sure they'll put the ocean in right after you buy ...no worries bro...great place to raise a family ...H.I., Edwina & their "adopted" son Nathan Arizona live just two cacti over ...yep great place to raise a family...

    ...pssst I even hear in the big city they got one of them seven footers...they call him "the Big Disappointment" ...don't exactly know why ...heck they got a lot a big things in that there city... got them a coach ...a Mr. Pringles looking Eyetalian sorta chap ...call him "the Big Ego" ...course he'll probably be gone before you figure things out...I take cash by the way ...yep nothing but blue skies and sunshine my boy...

  37. Just got back from Whole Foods and found a fun Nut grinder to make your own nut-butter. Talk about natural. Thought it was cool and got some fresh ground PB and Almond butter.

  38. Quote Originally Posted by datBtrue View Post
    I'm sure they'll put the ocean in right after you buy ...no worries bro...great place to raise a family ...H.I., Edwina & their "adopted" son Nathan Arizona live just two cacti over ...yep great place to raise a family...

    ...pssst I even hear in the big city they got one of them seven footers...they call him "the Big Disappointment" ...don't exactly know why ...heck they got a lot a big things in that there city... got them a coach ...a Mr. Pringles looking Eyetalian sorta chap ...call him "the Big Ego" ...course he'll probably be gone before you figure things out...I take cash by the way ...yep nothing but blue skies and sunshine my boy...
    i think i know the house youre talking about. it comes with money in it already right?

  39. Quote Originally Posted by rolandajoint View Post
    i think i know the house youre talking about. it comes with money in it already right?
    Here is the former owner:

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  40. Curious about all the talk about almond butter, I recently bought some and must say it's so delicious I will never buy peanut butter again.
  

  
 

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