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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?


My family likes Adams Natural PB and Whole Foods 365 Natural PB brands. We have never tried the Teddie, Trader Joe's, or Smucker's. Along with Smucker's PB, the Smucker's company produces Laura Scudder Natural PB and Adams Natural PB. Even though Laura Scudder and Adams are made by the same company, the two taste different. To me, Laura Scudder PB tastes like they roasted the peanuts a little too long! I suppose some people prefer this taste. One store I shop at carries both brands.

Ruthe Smith


09/18/2013 - 4:03pm

Publix deli brand fresh ground peanut butter. It contains peanuts, period!!!!
I'm thinking of buying my own machine, if I can find the shelled peanuts, and make my own!


09/18/2013 - 12:28pm

Marthanutter No Stir


09/15/2013 - 9:12am

My favorite nut butters are the ones I grind myself at the natural foods store.


09/10/2013 - 3:47am

I buy Smucker's natural peanut butter fully loaded and then pour out some of the oil to reduce the fat content before I stir it up (their reduced fat has an added ingredient).


09/09/2013 - 3:35pm

Great article about PB but please don't recommend palm oil as a better choice. Vast areas of pristine rainforest is slashed and burned each year in order to make way for oil palm plantations. Many orangutans and other wildlife are killed in the process, This large-scale deforestation is pushing orangutans to extinction,


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09/09/2013 - 1:21pm

What about Krema? Ingredients: PEANUTS... ?


09/09/2013 - 1:00pm

I don't like the plastic containers and always look for glass jars. I'll have to check out your recommendations. I'm wondering why the tried-and-true Adams Natural Organic Creamy didn't make your list? It's our fav.


09/09/2013 - 11:35am

Laura Scudder's Natural Peanut butter is fab and truly natural.


09/09/2013 - 11:16am

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