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Peanut Butter 101

Posted on July 6th, 2022
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Written By Sam Henselijn

Peanut butter is a wonderful and healthy snack. What are some ways to include this in your recipes? Why are they so well-known in comparison to other butters? In this Peanut Butter 101 article, we’ll answer all of your peanut butter-related questions.

Is peanut butter good for you?

Nutrients in peanuts and peanut butter may help people’s hearts and blood sugar levels.

Relying on how they utilize it in their diet, it can either help with weight loss or cause weight gain during weight lifting or bodybuilding.

It is on the other hand, is high in calories and fat, so consumption should be limited.

Nutritional Benefits

They are high in protein and also contains important vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

The following nutrients, minerals, and vitamins are contained in each 2-tablespoon serving of smooth peanut butter:

Protein: In a 2-tbsp serving there are 7.02 grams of protein.

Magnesium: Each serving contributes 57 milligrams (mg) of magnesium toward the RDA of 400–420 mg for men and 310–320 mg for women.

Phosphorous: Phosphorus is present in every dish at 107 mg. Phosphorus aids in the formation of healthy cells and bones, as well as the production of energy by cells in the body.

Zinc: 0.85 mg of zinc per serving of peanut butter. Zinc is necessary for immune system function, protein synthesis, and DNA synthesis.

Niacin: Each serving contains 4.21 milligrams of niacin.

However, if a person consumes more than the recommended amount of peanut butter, there are nutritional consequences.

Peanut butter has a lot of salt, saturated fats, and calories.

Why is peanut butter more popular than other nut butter?

Peanuts are easier to grow and are less expensive to produce.

Since it is manufactured using a less expensive raw ingredient,

peanut butter is less expensive than almond and other nut butter. What determines the price is the type of nut or legume in the jar.

When it substitutes for other fats in the diet, peanut butter helps to maintain healthy cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels. Heart disease is reduced by controlling these levels in your body. We can find Omega-6 in this butter as well. That is why this nut is more famous than any other nut.

How to Make?

Peanuts, honey, a food processor, and five minutes are all you need. So rich and decadent!


  • 2 cups roasted dry peanuts
  • Honey or sugar, 1–2 teaspoons
  • salt to taste


  • In a food processor, combine the peanuts. Let the food processor run for 4–5 minutes after you turn it on. The peanuts will move from crumbs to a creamy “liquid.”
  • If you don’t believe you’ll eat it all, keep it in the fridge or at room temperature.

How to use?

You can use peanut butter in different ways and in different

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recipes. Right now, there are a lot of choices, but let’s start with the basics.

  • For breakfast or a snack, spread it on bread.
  • Pour it over your favorite fruit (like bananas).
  • For a protein boost, mix it into your daily porridge.
  • Toss a dab of it into your smoothie.
  • Use whole fruit, low sugar jelly, and whole-grain bread to make a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • Rice cakes with peanut butter spread on them.
  • Used in yogurt.

Health Benefits 

When used in moderation and as part of a healthy diet, it may have the following advantages:

Heart Health

The ingredients that help to promote heart health from peanuts are:

  • Monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Niacin
  • magnesium
  • A source of vitamin E


For a variety of reasons, many bodybuilders and fitness fanatics eat peanut butter. Thanks to its high-calorie level, peanut butter is a simple way to increase your calorie and unsaturated fat intake.

Management of Blood Sugar Levels

Peanut butter is a low-carbohydrate food. It has a high fat and protein content and some fiber. And because of this, it does not change blood sugar levels.

Breast Disease Reduction

Peanut butter consumption, especially from a young age, may lower the incidence of benign breast disease, which increases the chance of breast cancer.

Those who ate peanut butter and several other items had a considerably lower risk of breast cancer, even if they had a family history of the disease.

Peanut butter is just an amazing snack. Incorporating them into any recipe will make your recipe more flavorful. Not only that, it has health benefits and will make your day good. We hope that the peanut butter 101 article has given you a better understanding of this nutritious butter. Enjoy your peanut butter!

Sam Henselijn Author’s Biography – Meet L’Orenta Nuts CEO

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