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post #31 of 138
I buy Adams crunchy PB and I like it.
post #32 of 138
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Originally Posted by kpickell View Post

Why is natural peanut butter better for you? Is it because it has less sugar and salt? I've never tried it yet.



Because the "regular" stuff is full of hydrogenated oil, which is very, very bad for you, even though the PB companies try to take emphasis off this by putting "no trans fats" on the label.



If you stir the oil into the natural PB when you first buy it, then keep it in the refrigerator, it doesn't separate between each use either. You might not like it as well if you're not used to it, but once I ate it a few times I came to like it better.



I buy Arrowhead Mills organic and can actually get it in the regular grocery store, which is nice. A lot of pesticides are used in peanut production and PB is such a concentrated source of peanuts, so I only eat organic PB now. Several of Jimmy Carter's relatives have had pancreatic cancer and they think it might be in part due to all the chemicals on the family's peanut farm. Anyway, with my family's history, I don't take chances.
post #33 of 138
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I believe there was a thread the other day stating that all peanut butter is vegan, the mono/diglycerides all have to come from vegetable sources.



Jif is made by a company that tests products on animals. It might be vegetarian, strict vegetarian, or vegitan, but it is not vegan. All vegetable and animal fats are composed of monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides. Triglycereides are what our bodies use for fuel and are what compose the majority of animal/vegetable fats. (In the US at least) there is no restriction on what sources mono and di glycerides can be taken from. Unless someone has checked with the probably > 30 brands of mono and di glyceride containing peanut butters, it would be foolish to say they are all vegan.
post #34 of 138
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Originally Posted by NDvegan85 View Post


As for trans fats in regular PB, I've read multiple times that the trace amount in PB is so miniscule that it is not even worth worrying about. Although now that I am used to natural, regular has so much more sugar that it tastes like a Reese's cup to me.



Especially when you put melt the PB and chocolate chips together
post #35 of 138
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Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post

Because the "regular" stuff is full of hydrogenated oil, which is very, very bad for you, even though the PB companies try to take emphasis off this by putting "no trans fats" on the label.



Could you elaborate on this a little bit if you know anymore? Why exactly is it bad for you? I thought it was bad because of the trans fat...but obviously if that was the case then it wouldn't be bad in peanut butter because there is none, right? Thanks Wolfie!
post #36 of 138
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Originally Posted by annabanana View Post

Especially when you put melt the PB and chocolate chips together



I bought some vegan chocolate chips the other day...
post #37 of 138
Hmm, Mark likes the Smuckers Natural but I think it has a weird burnt taste...
post #38 of 138
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Does The Organic Peanut Butter Need To Be Refrigerated After Opening? Woodstock Farms Crunchy Unsalted Is The Brand.
post #39 of 138
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Does The Organic Peanut Butter Need To Be Refrigerated After Opening? Woodstock Farms Crunchy Unsalted Is The Brand.



The natural PB I buy says to refrigerate after opening on the jar. I'm don't think you have to, but I've always put it in anyway.
post #40 of 138
Natural peanut butter is better because it contains no trans fats in the form of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils...

right?!
post #41 of 138
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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon View Post

Natural peanut butter is better because it contains no trans fats in the form of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils...

right?!



"Normal" peanut butter does not have any trans fat either!!!
post #42 of 138
"Yum!"(brand) Peanut butter is the best!! Its so hard to find though. I have to go way way way out of the way to get some. In between I buy other natural brands. I'll eat more commercial brands when necessary, like at someone else's house who doesn't have other veg*n options. For home use though, natural all the way.
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post #43 of 138
I was wondering this too. I get natural peanut butter from Trader Joe's, but I'm visiting my sister and the only pb she has is Jiff.
post #44 of 138
Yeah, stick with any of the "natural" peanut butters. I think Smuckers makes an affordable one with just peanuts and salt, and you can get it at places like Wal Mart. I like Maranatha Organic Unsalted PB. The only ingredient is "100% Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts". It's so worth stirring if it means avoiding the trans fats. Plus, you get a little work out in the morning!
post #45 of 138
My roommate's mom bought some for my roommate when she went for a trip down to the states (we live in Canada) and she let me try some of her Jif..... honestly I much prefer my bulk barn organic natural peanut butter The jif peanut butter was SO nasty I did not like it at all.
post #46 of 138
jif creamy peanut butter sounds like a versatile product. after youve finished spreading it on your sammies you could prolly use it to clean your shower
post #47 of 138
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Originally Posted by SkyDog View Post

Yeah, stick with any of the "natural" peanut butters. I think Smuckers makes an affordable one with just peanuts and salt, and you can get it at places like Wal Mart. I like Maranatha Organic Unsalted PB. The only ingredient is "100% Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts". It's so worth stirring if it means avoiding the trans fats. Plus, you get a little work out in the morning!



Very true.. and there is stir free natural pb anyway. I usually get the stir free and when I didn't, I was wondering why it was a little watery, haha.

But.. I don't really have that option when I go visit someone.. :/
post #48 of 138
Holy Moly, old thread!



Jif is what I grew up on, hence why it's my absolute favorite
post #49 of 138
I only buy natural peanut-butter as well. I really don't like the taste of Kraft or Jiff. It's too sweet and has a really really wierd texture. I like the good old plain 100% peanut kind. Much yummier. I buy Adam's when it comes on sale. Thrifty's has a line of peanut-butter, too, and it's cheap.
post #50 of 138
I am a Skippy Gal....Hmmmm love the stuff......I find Jif Gritty and dont care for the Naturals at all they are lumpy and watery and icky....



peace
post #51 of 138
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Originally Posted by Veggie-Tari-Jenn View Post

I am a Skippy Gal....Hmmmm love the stuff...

Hey Jenn I'm a Skippy 'gal' myself! Not only is it the best tasting (to me anyway) but ya just gotta love the name too. It just sounds so happy! Not to mention that it's usually the cheapest at my store. Plus, I had a very strange crush on Annette Funicello when I was a kid.
post #52 of 138
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Originally Posted by Digger' date='06 June 2010 - 01:50 PM' timestamp='1275850231' post='2652678 View Post


Hey Jenn I'm a Skippy 'gal' myself! Not only is it the best tasting (to me anyway) but ya just gotta love the name too. It just sounds so happy! Not to mention that it's usually the cheapest at my store. Plus, I had a very strange crush on Annette Funicello when I was a kid.





YOMG....You are soooo Funny...Just Adorable....I agree about the taste Its the best and not gritty like some of the others and I loathe fat free, and natural....totally yick-ey!!...I love the price too and with an awesome coupon of course....I stock up!!



love and peace out!! (in memory!!)
post #53 of 138
Jif isn't owned by P&G, it's owned by Smucker's.
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post #54 of 138
Sweet Pea likes JIF:





post #55 of 138
Trader Joe's (creamy unsalted is my fav). The extreme oil separation is annoying, but it doesn't have sugar, so that means I can do crazy stuff with it, like put it on spaghetti noodles (do it VERY rarely). But I usually eat it with a banana (can't stand to eat a banana by itself). Has a slight clay taste, but clay is not a listed ingredient.

Was using that Skippy Natural for a while, until Sam's stopped carrying it. Tasted like a dumping ground for sugar and salt. Although the smaller jar from Walmart seemed better.

Since Trader Joe's is a 20 mile journey I'm only willing to make 2-3 times a year, I have to shell out big bucks for some decent alternatives every now and then. I guess I like the Smart Balance Rich Roast (has sugar, so no pasta noodle fun going on with this stuff). It has flax oil in it which might help keep my frayed nerves from totally losing it.
post #56 of 138
Krema. The only place I've seen it here is at Marcs discount store. It has freshly roasted peanuts- nothing else. I even pour off the oil and use it in stir frys, because its spreadable without it. Very creamy, unless its crunchy.
post #57 of 138
I used to eat creamy reduced fat Jif until I found and fell in love with Peanut Butter & Co.
post #58 of 138
^^ I wish it was more affordable
post #59 of 138
How much is a jar where you are? They carry the dark chocolate and white chocolate ones at our Target for well under 4 dollars, I wish they would get the cinnamon raisin one so I can try it!
post #60 of 138
$6 or so for a small jar. I haven't checked Super Target since I've been back though. I can get 2 giant JIF containers for the same price as the 1 tiny one.
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