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PEANUT BUTTER

 

 

What is peanut butter?

 

Peanut butter is a food made with toasted ground peanuts with added sugar and salt to enhance flavor. It is a food that is very popular in countries like USA, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia and other countries of Commonwealth.

It was created by the Kellogg brothers in the nineteenth century in America. The homemade peanut butter is healthier since it does not contain food additives . Commercial peanut creams often contain stabilizers and a series of trans fatty acids that make it less healthy and less desirable than those prepared at home.

(See peanut butter recipe)

 

Characteristics of peanut butter

 

Peanut butter is an oily cream in paste form that is mainly used to spread on toasts or crackers. It is also used to mix with fruit or in the preparation of many recipes.

The advantage of this cream is that it can be stored outside the refrigerator.

 

Properties of peanut butter

 

From a nutritional standpoint, peanut butter stands out for having the most properties of peanuts (see Peanut nutrition in the listing above)

Peanut butter is particularly remarkable for its protein content , vitamin B (especially niacin) and its high mineral content (especially phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and calcium, . All these properties make peanut butter an ideal food for vegetarians who do not eat animal flesh.

One should consider that peanut butter, like other products made from peanuts are rich in fats, so it possesses a huge caloric value. Although, it is ideal for people who need to dispose of an energetic food ( heavy workers, children playing a lot , people who practice sports, etc ), one should be prudent in its use, especially in cases of obesity or when on a diet to lose weight.


Composition of peanut butter per 100 g
Salted peanut butter
Salted cooked peanuts
Water
1.3 g
41,78 g
Energy
589 Kcal
318 Kcal
Fat
49,4 g
22,01 g
Protein
24, 05 g
49,24 g
Carbohydrates
21,59 g
13,50 g
Fiber
6,6 g
8,8 g
Potassium
747 mg
180 mg
Sodium
486 mg
751 mg
Phosphorus
317 mg
198 mg
Calcium
41 mg
55 mg
Magnesium
159 mg
102 mg
Iron
1,9 mg
4,58 mg
Zinc
2, 71 mg
1,01 mg
Copper
0, 51mg
0,499 mg
Vitamin C
0
0
Vitamin B1
0,125 mg
0,259 mg
Vitamin B2
0,112 mg
0,063 mg
Vitamin B6
0' 450 mg
0, 152 mg
Vitamin A
92 mcg
0 IU
Vitamin E
12,920 mg
3,170 mg
Folacin
92 mcg
75 mcg
Niacin
13,689 mg
5,259 mg




Watch out for people allergic to peanuts

 

People allergic to peanuts should not eat peanut butter or other products made from peanuts. If these people eat this cream, it can cause skin reactions with the presence of pimples, eczema, rash, etc. Also stomach reactions may occur with nausea or vomiting.

Peanut products can even produce a fatal reaction known as anaphylactic shock. (See peanut allergy)

More information about peanut in the listing above.

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