The most popular of all the nuts, the humble Peanut is packed with protein and essential fats.
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Peanut butter FAQS
Peanut butter is one of the most popular spreads out there made from ground or dry-roasted peanuts. Usually available in a crunchy or smooth variety, it’s a solid (and delicious) source of protein and essential fats. Depending on your preferences, you can get organic and raw peanut butter as well as more processed types that have added salt, preservatives or flavour enhancers.
Typically, 100 grams of peanut butter contain 25 grams of protein. That usually translates to 7.02 grams of protein per 2 tablespoon servings.
With 28g of protein per 100g, peanut butter is an easy way to add extra protein into your diet. Even though peanut butter is a solid source of protein, it doesn’t contain all essential amino acids, so it’s not a complete protein. That means you should diversify your protein intake as much as possible to make sure you cover all 9 essential amino acids. You can do this by eating a range of plant and animal protein sources.
Peanut butter is a great source of healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, as well as protein. It’s also a source of vitamins and minerals such as zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6. However, it’s still high in calories, saturated fats and sodium and therefore should be consumed in moderation. If you stick to the recommended daily amount of 1-2 tablespoons, it won’t negatively affect your health and diet.
As well as providing a good amount of protein, peanut butter contains magnesium, zinc, potassium, vitamin B6, phosphorus and niacin. It can also be beneficial for blood sugar levels and is ideal for an active lifestyle as it contains protein fundamental for muscle growth, maintenance and recovery.
Yes, but you can’t have too much of a good thing. As always, your portions are key. As long as you don’t go over the recommended 1-2 tablespoons per day, peanut butter can be eaten every day.
Natural peanut butters last for several months unopened and a month once opened. You might experience some oil separation in the tub, but that’s completely normal. Just stir your peanut butter to return it to its tasty original state!
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