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The Natural Peanut Butter Difference

Posted by Naturally Nutty on 6/18/2014

Are all natural peanut butters made the same? No, they are not! How do you know? Read the ingredients list. You will want to leave it on the shelf if it contains any sort of oil. Once you start looking at labels, you will be surprised how many “all natural” brands add oil.

There is no need to add oil to peanut butter to give it that spreadable consistency, and there is undeniably no health benefit to be derived from refined sugar or salt. If a flavored all-natural peanut butter lists sugar or salt as the top (or one of the first few) ingredients, be cautious as this typically translates into several teaspoons per serving.

You clearly need to watch labels carefully. Just because the jar says it contains an all-natural peanut butter doesn’t mean it is organic or GMO free.

With Naturally Nutty’s Organic Natural Smooth or Crunchy Peanut Butter, we blend small batches of fresh peanuts (free of GMOs) with only health-boosting hemp and chia for a little extra body. You won’t see any sugar or salt on the ingredient list because there is no need to add them to plain peanut butter.

We are pleased to offer several varieties of peanut butter that feature subtle flavor combinations that are pleasing to the palate without sacrificing the integrity of our ingredients.

Want something sweeter than plain peanut butter? Consider our popular Organic Vanilla Peanut Butter, a blend of all organic ingredients including roasted peanuts (grown in America!), flax, and hemp lightly flavored with organic vanilla powder.

For those moments of indulgence when you allow yourself a tiny bit of sugar, the newest in our popular butter toffee line is Cherry Butter Toffee Peanut Butter. This delightful concoction adds tiny dried cherry bits to blended peanuts, organic flax, and organic hemp. As a Michigan-based company, we just had to include the cherries for which our state is renowned.

Another possibility for a sweet, natural flavor is our Honey Roasted Cinnamon Peanut Butter, also boosted with organic hemp and flax seeds. This was one of our first forays into flavored peanut butter and its exceptional taste has secured it a permanent place in our inventory.

Why consider adding all-natural peanut butter to your diet? Peanut butter is one of the best whole food sources of protein. Not only does it taste great, it’s also reasonably priced and very healthy when made from USA-grown, organic, and GMO-free peanuts.

When you need a boost, consider adding peanut butter to whole grain bread with a slice of apple or banana, and enjoy it along with your favorite smoothie (milk boosts the protein intake) for a quick and satisfying fiber snack with healthy calories. It is a particularly good option for anyone looking to get fit since peanut butter fills you up, plus it is chock full of vitamins and minerals including heart-healthy Vitamin E, magnesium, and foliate, among others. This is why peanut butter is a popular food choice for runners, bikers, and other athletes.

When you are looking for a great body fuel, look to Naturally Nutty for a super selection of high quality peanut butters. Not only do we offer organic nut and seed butters, we also have vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and soy-free options, all clearly labeled.