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.
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
24, 05 g
2, 71 mg
0' 450 mg
0, 152 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)