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Which peanut butter is WORTH going nuts about (and which ones aren’t…)

Isn’t peanut butter just that? Peanuts and butter? Well, not really. Yes, it has peanuts in it (you’d hope so!) but the peanut butter that’s in your pantry may also have a lot of other ingredients added to it that make it a less than healthy choice to add to your brekkie.

healthy peanut butter jars

So which Peanut Butter is the ‘natural’ winner?

The Healthy Mummy has decided to take the guess work out for you. We asked our nutritionalist, Amanda dos Santos, which brand is worth going nuts over – and the results are worth spreading! (Hint: it wasn’t the most expensive!)

We’ve lifted the lid, studied the contents and asked our health expert which Peanut Butter comes out on top, especially if you are following a healthy eating plan like the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

What’s Really In Your Peanut Butter?

1. PIC’S PEANUT BUTTER

peanut butter pics

Ingredients: Peanuts (99.9%), Salt.

2. BRAMWELL’S AMERICAN STYLE PEANUT BUTTER

peanut butter american

Ingredients: Roasted peanuts (90%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil (contains soy), Salt, Molasses.

3. BRAMWELL’S PEANUT BUTTER

peanut butter bramwells crunchy

Ingredients: Peanuts (90%), Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Salt.

4. MAYVER’S PEANUT BUTTER

peanut butter mayvers

Ingredients: Peanuts (99.3%), Salt.

5. KRAFT PEANUT BUTTER

peanut butter kraft smooth

Ingredients: Roasted peanuts (65%), Vegetable Oils (contains antioxidant (320), Sugar, Salt.

6. KRAFT 100% NUTS NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER

peanut butter kraft

Ingredients: Peanuts 100%.

And The Best Peanut Butter Worth Spreading Is ….

(Drum roll)

“The 100% nuts Natural Peanut Butter by KRAFT is the better choice as it is actually only peanuts,” said Mandy, our Healthy Mummy nutritionist.

And at $4.60 it’s one of the more economical choices too – so ‘naturally’ it’s the winner.

(Applause)

“Even the 5 star brand, ‘Pics’ (rrp $7.50) has salt added to it, not a lot but the 100% nuts is better,”

Why All Peanut Butter’s Aren’t What They’re Cracked Up To Be

“The other brands have salt, sugar, vegetables oils and other ingredients to give the Peanut Butter a certain texture,” explains Mandy.

Thank you Mandy for weighing in on this delicious spread!

At The Healthy Mummy we love Peanut Butter recipes! If all this Peanut Butter talk has your taste buds watering, why not try The Healthy Mummy’s  Peanut Bubble Crunch recipe? Yumo! Or for a festive treat try our Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies  as shown below.

Chocolate And Peanut Butter Cookies

Have a nut allergy – check out our Top 20 Healthy & Allergy-Friendly Sweet Treats eBook

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We’ve pulled together 20 of our favourite recipes in this eBook that are allergy-friendly, whether your particular problem is eggs, nuts, dairy or gluten.

Learn more HERE.

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Alisa Nyquist

Alisa is a writer from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who swapped a career in TV producing for hanging with her two (soon-to-be three) children. When she’s not chasing kids - there may be a bargain worth blogging about. She’s Healthy Mummy’s resident expert in savvy savings.

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