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Old 05-09-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
Christopher Cordova
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Anyone have any reccomendations for a decent tasting all-natural peanut butter? Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:26 PM   #2
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You may want to consider cashew almond or macadamia nut butter trader joes has them and good peanut butter
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:43 PM   #3
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I love the taste of natural peanut butter. It actually tastes like peanuts!


Are you refrigerating it after stirring? That may be the problem, seeing as how if you don't cool it, the oils will separate again.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:42 PM   #4
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I agree on the taste. it take a few helpings to get used to the taste but after a while (once you get used to not having sugar in peanut butter) its pretty tasty.

Any brand should do. With natural peanut butter the recipe is always the same. Then again there is a billion dollar bottled water industry all using the same recipe too
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:24 PM   #5
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I like to use powerbutter. It's fortified with egg whites, so it takes care of both the fat and the protein. Plus, it uses honey instead of regular sugar to sweeten. safe link (http://powerbutter.com) Also, with some "Natural" peanut butters at the store, looking at the nutrition labels lets you know that they're no better than regular peanut butter, so watch out.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:59 AM   #6
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Also, with some "Natural" peanut butters at the store, looking at the nutrition labels lets you know that they're no better than regular peanut butter, so watch out.
- Douglas

What do you mean by "no better?" The natural ones ("Ingredients: Peanuts.") are better, since they don't have the extra sugar, sodium, or trans fat.
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:41 PM   #7
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The grocery store I go to, Publix, has fresh ground peanut butter at their deli counter. It's one of my non-paleo weaknesses. I would prefer a true nut-butter, but due to monetary obligations ($13 vs $3) for a container, I stick with the all natural peanut butter.

The ingredients says: Fresh Ground Roasted Peanuts

It tastes exactly like a handful of peanuts too. I keep it in the fridge, but a pound of it usually only lasts like 3 days anyways. ;)
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:16 AM   #8
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What I meant to say by no better was that the nutritional profile for say skippy "all natural" contains more sugar per serving than some regular peanut butters.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:57 AM   #9
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As Doug says, some of the "natural" peanut butters from the conglomerates (Skippy, etc) have the following ingredient list: "peanuts, palm oil, salt, honey". If it's "stir-free," it's not natural.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:03 PM   #10
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Yeah, you got to check to make sure the ingredients list is "Peanuts." Many big-brand foods now try to claim "0g of trans fat *per serving" so the only way to be sure is to check the ingredients label.


If there's more than 2-3 things on that list, or any one thing that you can't pronounce, you probably shouldn't be eating it. :-)
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