Unless you are allergic to peanuts, we all have a love for peanut butter. It’s a stapple at the grocery store and a must have for any pantry. However, brand names such as JIF are not natural in the least. JIF puts their ingredients through a process known as hydrogenation. This is basically added hydrgoens to a compound, which will help the oils the peanut butter contains stay solid at room temperature. As time passed, JIF began putting a “natural” version of their peanut butter out on shelves. With a simple glance at the nutrition facts, they seem to be pretty similar in comparision. However, by doing a little research, the only difference between the two is the natural peanut butter’s oil hadn’t gone through hydrogenation. The nutrition label however when comparing calories and other key elements included, look very similar. With a commmonly comsumed food such as peanut butter, it should in fact be one of the things people try to buy organically. The best thing someone can do though is make their own. This is because they now know what goes into it and have th comfort of knowing none of it is processed. While I was scanning through Pinterest, I found a recipe for a Vanilla Bean Brown Sugar Almond Butter. This is very organic and your body will thank you for saving it from a processed food for once. The link to the recipe is as follows: http://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/vanilla-bean-brown-sugar-almond-butter/
It tastes as good as it sounds! The next time you go to the grocery store, take a look at your commonly bought food’s ingredients. You would be surprised.