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Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter?

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

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


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

Ballou Skies
ingredients: peanuts


06/30/2014 - 7:25pm

Justins Organic ALmond Butter
Marantha No Stir All Natural Peanut Butter


06/30/2014 - 8:27pm

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


06/30/2014 - 9:32pm

Laura Scudders organic peanut butter


06/30/2014 - 9:47pm

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 Scudder's is very good


07/01/2014 - 12:18am

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

You should also avoid peanut butter with palm oil because of the terrible effects of palm oil production on the rain forest and many species of animals. I use peanut butter with only peanuts as an ingredient. I never liked peanut butter before I discovered the type with no added ingredients.


07/01/2014 - 9:28am

Kroger's Natural Crunchy PB - peanuts and salt. I bought this when I couldn't find Sta. Cruz Crunchy. It's great and I like salt in my peanut butter


07/01/2014 - 12:52pm

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