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peanut butter

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by libbyM, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. libbyM

    libbyM · Active Member

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    I just fancied some peanut butter and bought a jar from the supermarket but when I scrutinised the contents I see it contains more sugar than I feel is acceptable as a type 1. I know it has ahigh calorific values but wondered if I blended raw ones converting to paste whether it wouldn't hurt now and again.
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What peanut butter did you buy? Usually its not high in sugar. I have three differnet jars in my cupboard and they are around 10g per 100g
     
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  3. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    Sunpat do a sugar free one as do meridian their's is just peanuts, sunpat add salt
     
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  4. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    You can make your own by crushing peanuts with sea salt in a mortar and pestle. The oil comes out from the nuts which you can just stir through the paste until you get the texture that you want.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I like the Whole Earth peanut butter. It has no added sugar, and has 7.4g of carbohydrate per 100g. It does have salt added though if that's a problem for you, 1.1g of sea salt per 100g. The only other ingredient apart from roasted peanuts and salt is sustainable palm oil, which some people have an ethical objection to.
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Just eat less of it until you find a no sugar added. Peanuts alone are fairly high in carbs and spike some of us
     
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  7. Winnie53

    Winnie53 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In the US, it's possible to buy creamy or crunchy peanut butter with only salt added that you stir - (to recombine the peanuts and it's oil) - then refrigerate. Peanuts are a legume, not a nut, so they can create unwanted spikes in blood glucose. Two tablespoons contains 6 g carbohydrate and 1 g sugar (which is from the peanuts, not added).

    Here's the peanut butter I use - (top left)... http://www.adamspeanutbutter.com/product They even sell a "Natural Peanut Butter Mixer" for it... https://onlinestore.smucker.com/display_product.cfm?prod_id=385&cat_id=40&aid=WLSW07020 :)
     
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    ..... Almond butter is nice.....


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    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love peanut butter and in Canada we have a brand of President Choice peanut butter that has no sugar, salt or preservative.


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  11. MikePea

    MikePea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like peanut butter, but not with jello.
    The blue **** that infest my garden seem to dispose of a jar every week so they are quite happy. (Well not the jar, just the
    contents.)
    What do you apply the peanut butter to could be relevent. Or do you eat it by the spoonful ?o_O
     
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  12. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I put one tablespoon on a slice of whole grain toast and sprinkle with sunflower seeds, no jelly.


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    PosyPip Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did some research in Waitrose recently- the lowest carb one was Duchy Originals peanut butter - unfortunately not the cheapest, but only 5.8g carb per 100g. They vary vastly!
     
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    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Peanuts are low in glycemic index, therefore assume it will not spike too much.


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    Winnie53 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, against my better judgment, I bought a jar of peanut butter today, the kind made with peanuts and salt that you stir and refrigerate.

    Any grains or legumes spike my blood glucose levels, so for me a tablespoon of peanut butter is a nice treat.

    But not tonight, I had a large portion of green beans topped with butter along with my grass fed beef, onion, and peppers, which will spike my blood glucose level. Perhaps I'll have some peanut butter tomorrow with a lower carb meal. I can wait. :)
     
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    I will give the Duchy one a try when I see it. Up to now the only sugar free one I've found is the Whole Earth which I've been using for years now.

    Back in the fifties we used to get peanut butter (KP I think) and that had to have a teaspoon of salt added and then really good stir to mix it up before using. Funny that we could have that then but now it's all got additives. The march of Sugar ...
     
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    Yep whole earth is pretty good but I bought this last time

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B011BUIP6I/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 nothing added, a bit higher in carbs than some but I tend to just have a small amount in a smoothie ...

    But often just go to the local independent health food shop where they do a similar thing (organic nothing added)
     
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    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Organic is the way to go if you can find it in the health food section. Beware of those with hydrogenated oil added. When you are too busy to prepare breakfast and in a hurry, peanut butter on toast in the best way to go.


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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Or a handful of nuts and skip the toast
     
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    Why does the carb content of a pack of peanuts vary so dramatically?
     
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