Peanut butter, just like the nuts that it’s made from, is calorie dense AND nutritious. There are not many foods that are classified as good for health, in spite of being rich in calories. Peanuts and the peanut butter belong to this category of foods.
Why Is Peanut Butter Good For You? Whether you use it as a dip for fruit/salad, or whether you spread it between your sandwiches, peanut butter is great for your health. Here’s how:
Calorie Breakdown of Peanut Butter 71% calories from fats 14% calories from carbohydrates 15% calories from protein As you see, the maximum calories come from the fat in the peanuts. Like most nuts, peanuts also comprise of monounsaturated fat, which helps in lowering the LDL (the bad cholesterol). This unsaturated fat content helps in reducing the risk of heart disease by almost 25%. Apart from the fat, peanuts contain high amounts of protein and fiber. You don’t need to be a cardiac surgeon to know that protein and fiber are both good for you! Vitamin E, Vitamin B3, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium etc are other nutrients found in peanuts. Research proves that regular intake of peanuts reduces the risk of gallstones and Alzheimer’s disease.
Where To Buy Peanut Butter? You can easily find a can of peanut butter at any food store in India. There are many international brands available. Sunfeast has recently launched their peanut butter in the market. Another choice you have is to make your own peanut butter at home.
Peanut Butter At Home?
Ingredients Peanuts: 1 cup Peanut Oil: 1 tbsp Salt & Sugar: to taste
Method • Roast the peanuts, if they are not roasted. • Put all the ingredients in a food processor and grind to a really smooth consistency. • Store the peanut butter in a sealed container and refrigerate. You can use this for 2 weeks. Isn’t this such an easy and quick recipe? Just go and try it. Your family will love you for the tasty and healthy dips and spreads you will make….