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Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter?

By Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., August 21, 2013 - 3:50pm

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Lisa asks: What's your favorite brand of natural peanut butter?


Why would you buy peanut butter when you can make your own?! Takes about 20 minutes including filling of the jars. All you need is a kilo of shelled salted peanuts and a blender or food processor. Just keep blending or processing, scraping down the sides at intervals and add a small amount of peanut oil to reach the consistency you like. I still add a little more salt. Delicious! All natural and it actually tastes like peanuts. Commercial peanut butter doesn't even taste like peanuts.


07/01/2014 - 1:38am

Laura Scudder's is very good


07/01/2014 - 12:18am

I like Natural Jif--like a cross between the Jif I grew up with and Smucker's Natural--and it doesn't have to be stirred


06/30/2014 - 10:17pm

Laura Scudders organic peanut butter


06/30/2014 - 9:47pm

Krema is my favorite brand of natural peanut butter. Ingredients: Peanuts (nothing else added)


06/30/2014 - 9:32pm

Justins Organic ALmond Butter
Marantha No Stir All Natural Peanut Butter


06/30/2014 - 8:27pm

Ballou Skies
ingredients: peanuts


06/30/2014 - 7:25pm

You should try nuts 'n more peanut butter. They have several flavors, added Omegas, no sodium, 14 grams of protein per serving, organic flax and high in fiber. Oh, and it tastes great! :)


06/30/2014 - 3:09pm

my own! 3 cups of peanuts, whizzed up in my VitaMix blender. I control everything that goes in and it is so yummy! the funniest thing is that this homemade peanut butter is easy to wash out of the jar before I fill it again.


06/30/2014 - 12:17pm

Teddie contest. It's one of the few that's actually natural. Just peanuts and a touch of salt. Wish I could get in South Africa where I now live.


05/18/2014 - 5:52pm

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