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Sugar in Food

Sugar in Peanut Butter

Watch out for “artisan” peanut butters with too much added sugar

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10 Comments

  1. William
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    I just tried the new highly rated PB2, and it taste fantastic. I found it at Ingles(of all places).

    • Katherine
      Posted October 10, 2013 at 2:31 am | Permalink

      After checking for PB2 at Ralphs (Kroger), Sprouts, and Whole Foods Markets without success, I scored at WalMart! I am eager to taste it, after reading the positive comments about it in my Nutrition Action newsletter.

  2. Harvey
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Just buy crushed peanuts without any additives, it’s delicious. Fairway, Whole Foods have machines on hand to grind peanuts.

  3. kate
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Skippy and Jiff may not have excessive sugar – but do they have real peanuts? They remove the good peanut oil and substitute cottonseed oil and other emulsifiers that are terrible. They are artery clogging fake phony concoctions loaded with unnecessary bad stuff. How can you promote these products?

  4. CYNTHIA
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Dear Nutrition Action,

    Should we be concerned about the saturation of the fats in Jif/Skippy/PP, or is that, too, minimal enough to feel okay about? Thanks, Cindy

  5. Stephen
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Better yet, have your peanut butter fresh ground from organic peanuts at your health food store without salt or sugar. And even better than that is fresh ground almond butter.

  6. Janice
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Fresh-ground peanut putter tastes the best! You get the aroma and flavor of real peanuts!

  7. Marge
    Posted October 9, 2013 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Trader Joe unsalted crunchy ingredients: roasted peanuts. Enough said!

  8. Jeffrey
    Posted October 11, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    it would be nice to see somebody like consumers reports, etc. test the different peanut butters on the market for salt, sugar, saturated fats, replaced oils, harmful chemicals, additives, etc. it sounds like the first lier doesn’t have a chance in this business.

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