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SEADRA
10-20-2004, 04:36 PM
O.K. this may seem like a dumb question. Why is it that I read to eat natural PB instead of regular PB? The natural PB has more cals and they both have the same amount of fat. Does it make that much of a difference?

wuddog
10-20-2004, 04:57 PM
I think "processed" PBs like JIFF or SKIPPY have sugar in them. Plus they have other preservatives, etc.
Natural PB (at least what I buy) has peanuts and salt, period.

runninggirl
10-20-2004, 05:51 PM
check the serving size when you compare calories. the natural pb doesn't add in sugar or other junk to it. it's cleaner and better for the body especially when you're cutting!!

Thunder_Bunny
10-21-2004, 05:19 AM
Natural peanut butter should contain only peanuts and salt. Regular peanut butter contains extra sugar as well as trans fats. Plus natty peanut butter tastes so much yummier. :)

MattM
10-23-2004, 09:54 AM
Natural peanut butter should contain only peanuts and salt. Regular peanut butter contains extra sugar as well as trans fats. Plus natty peanut butter tastes so much yummier. :)

Exactly. Personally i think the biggest reason to avoid regular peanut butter is because it contains Trans Fats. If you dont know what Trans Fats are feel free to read up about them at http://www.trans-fat.info or http://www.bantransfats.com or http://www.transfreeamerica.org

Trans Fats are a really dangerous ingredient and should be avoided at all costs. The Natural Peanut Butter does not contain trans fats.

Anima
10-23-2004, 11:50 AM
Easy to make it yourself: use salted or unsalted roasted skinned peanuts, and take any decent quality food processor and begin to chop em up in there. It will seem like they are dry as heck for ever til one magic moment suddenly the natual oils pop out and lo and behold it becomes peanut butter as if by magic. Keep grinding til it is as smooth as you like it. Works equally well for other nut butters like almond and cashew.

fawn
10-30-2004, 08:19 PM
Anima, how do i roast peanuts?