I buy natural peanut butter (Adam's) and instead of mixing the oil in, I pour it out. Does anybody else do this? And do you know how much that reduces the calorie and fat content?
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I just recently poured out the oil from my peanut butter..let's just say, I won't do it again! I tasted hard and kinda chalky..lol.. It just didn't taste as fresh and it was pretty hard..I would just pour out maybe a little then stir the rest in..He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
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I just stir it up every time. I found it gets really dry if you pour the oil out.
Heck, sometimes, if I don't stir it up enough, it's really dry by the time I reach the bottom of the jar...Hi, my name is Ellen, and I'm a peanut butter addict...
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For the poster above, Natural peanut butter, or natty p.b abbreviated, is p.b. that only has peanuts and no other additives.
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06-27-2015, 12:25 PM #16
In terms of how much fat is reduced, I don't know exactly, but it sounds like Medjen has the right idea: pour the oil into a container, measure that on food scale, and then calculate how much fat grams are in that and take it away from the total fat on the jar? Sounds like that would be the way to do it. But either way, it IS less fat!
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06-30-2015, 12:58 PM #18
Does anyone just make their own PB? I mean... I buy dry roasted, unsalted peanuts and throw them in my food processor until creamy. SO much better than store bought stuff.
Sometimes I still buy store bought stuff-- and usually I try to get Smucker's Natural, because they don't add sugar or salt or anything stupid like that -- when traveling or if I need PB RIGHT NOW (which happens, sometimes, lol) but I do always pour the oil off, mostly just because it's a pain in the ass to mix, and it seems like it always leaves it sort of runny. *shrugs*
Anyway, for anyone still paying attention to this thread, I highly highly recommend just making your own. Plus, it's usually cheaper!
07-01-2015, 10:26 AM #19
i buy my PB from a natural foods shop that grinds their own on a daily basis, all they use are freshly roasted peanuts with a pinch of sea salt...cant get much more natural than that. i would never even consider throwing away the oil that separates! its what gives the pb the spreadable consistency and is full of flavor and good, healthy fats. i think the shop owner would quit selling to me if he ever thought i was skimming off the oil and throwing it away. / Dracoy
07-01-2015, 01:32 PM #20
When I grind my own PB up at home using DRY roasted, unsalted peanuts, I don't get any oil separation. I could be horribly wrong here, but isn't the oil separation that occurs in most peanut butters because the peanuts used were NOT dry roasted. Every store bought natural peanut butter I have come across definitely uses (not dry) roasted peanuts... you can tell by the color and the flavor. I think that most of the oil separation that occurs is due to the oils that were used during the roasting process...like I said, when I make my own using dry roasted, the oil separation does not occur...
that being said, I highly doubt that pouring the excess oil off the top is costing you the healthy fats the peanuts themselves have to offer.
And for whoever brought up Skippy Natural as an option... LOL...EWW! That crap is full of sugar. And I am by NO MEANS anti-sugar...but I definitely do not prefer my peanut butter to be full of it. Totally ruins it.
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07-11-2015, 08:20 AM #22
Skippy "natural" or any no-stir peanut butters have, at least, oil and sugar and salt added, and the oil is usually partially hydrogenated (i.e. trans fat). So, those are NOT natural.
So, for OP's question. I did the math:
Calories per 16 grams (about 1 T) with oil = 200 calories *14 servings = 2800 cal/jar / 454 grams/jar = 6.17 cal/gram = 98.7 cal/T
To get the cal/serving when you skim off the oil, you'd need to do the same calculations, but subtract the weight of the oil. I did this with skimming off 2 T. Total weight of the jar is 454g - 28g = 426
Calories per 16 grams without oil = 200 calories *14 servings = 2800 cal/jar - 240 calories = 2560 cal/jar / 426g/jar = 6 cal/gram = 96.15 cal/T
Saving TWO CALORIES hardly seems worth the pain of draining and eating chalky peanut butter.
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