Country Fresh organic peanut butter smooth is made only from natural or organic dry roasted peanuts – nothing else!
The use of peanuts dates to the Aztecs and Incas, and peanut paste may have been used by the Aztecs as a toothache remedy in the first century of the Common Era. In 1895 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (the creator of Kellogg’s cereal) patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts. It was first marketed as healthy protein substitute for patients without teeth.
- Nutritional Profile– It has a high level of heart healthy monosaturated fats, protein, potassium and Vitamins B and E. Good source of dietary fibre. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains 7 grams of protein, 16 grams of total fat, including 7.4 grams of monounsaturated fat and 4.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat and about 2 grams of dietary fiber. Peanuts are one of the foods highest in niacin.
- Health Benefits– Body uses the amino acids found in protein to build and repair muscle tissue and also protein rich food keeps us feel fuller for longer period of time. Potassium and protein in peanut butter lower the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. The fiber help fights heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Eating five or more servings of nuts per week reduces the rest of getting gallstones and also eating peanut butter may lower the risk of colon cancer in women.
- Important fact– Peanut butter contains an incomplete set of amino acids ( like other plant based proteins), so you should have a glass of milk with your peanut butter sandwich to complete the set!
- Usage– Use it on your favorite cracker, bread, in your dessert recipe, with fruits, jam or straight from the jar.
For more information about the product please visit the manufacturer’s web site http://www.countryfreshfoods.com/peanut_butter.html