Peanut Butter Nutrition Information
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What can you tell me about the nutritional information for peanut butter?
A two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains about:
- Calories: 200
- Protein: 8 grams
- Fat: 16 grams
- Carbohydrates: 7 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Sugar: 3 grams
It is always important to check the label and the nutrition facts panel of the peanut butter you are purchasing or consuming so you can get accurate details. Nutrition facts may vary by product type and brand.
How do you make Peanut Butter?
Over the last century, the process for making peanut butter has become more automated and efficient, but generally has changed very little. Here are the basic steps:
- Peanuts are delivered raw to the manufacturing facility, where they are inspected to assure quality.
- The peanuts pass through a special oven that roasts them to develop flavor.
- To stop the roasting process when the peanuts reach their optimum flavor and color, they are cooled quickly with fan-circulated air.
- A machine called a blancher removes the outer skin from the peanuts, after which they are split, cleaned, and sorted.
- The prepared peanuts are ground in two stages to avoid generating too much heat, which can reduce flavor quality. The first stage reduces them to a chunky paste. The second stage incorporates additional ingredients—such as sugar and salt—and reduces the peanuts to the familiar, smooth peanut butter texture before final packaging.
Peanut Butter: Vitamins and Minerals
A typical serving of peanut butter provides the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Vitamin B6
How much protein is in peanut butter?
Peanut butter is comprised of about 25% protein, and it is a plant-based protein source.
What are the nutritional and health benefits to protein?
Protein is essential to a healthy body and an active lifestyle. You can get more energy from the right combination of protein, carbohydrates and fats. The right mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats can give your body a longer-lasting source of energy.
What percentage of peanut butter is carbohydrates?
Many peanut butters contain approximately 20% carbohydrates.
What kinds of fats are in peanut butter?
Pay attention to the serving size! Since peanut butter is high in fat, it is also high in calories.
Half of the fat in peanut butter is made up of oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat, a healthy fat that is liquid at room temperature but begins to harden when chilled. Peanut butter also contains linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid.