Peanut butter - what to look for when choosing and what can you use them for?
Do you know that peanut butter was invented in the 19th century? Today, many of us can not imagine breakfast without it. And good. Peanut butter impresses with its unique taste, use possibilities and excellent health-promoting properties. And these are really a lot ...
Why is it worth eating peanut butter?
Traditional peanut butter is made from peanut (peanut), which has been subjected to a roasting process before. This is what butter owes its color to - brown and characteristic taste. The health-promoting properties of this product do not really need to be convinced. Peanuts are, after all, a valuable source of fatty acids (in particular that belonging to the group of monounsaturated fatty acids of the type omega-9) and oleic. They lower cholesterol levels and support the work of the circulatory system. In this respect, the nut paste has been thoroughly tested by scientists. It has been proven that its regular consumption can save us from heart disease (snacking peanut butter 5 times a week, halves the risk of a heart attack!) And improves the overall condition of the body.
Do not forget about protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamin E. Peanut butter is a great source of these substances, which is so valued by athletes, vegetarians, people promoting a healthy lifestyle and ... slimming (just 2 tablespoons of peanut butter reduce the feeling hunger for over 2 hours).
How to choose peanut butter?
Taking into account all the pro-health properties of peanuts, we should look for butter with as many as possible, completely natural and without any unnecessary additives. The perfect situation is butter made only from roasted peanuts. As it turns out, this type of products does not have much on the Polish market.
Manufacturers often save on valuable nuts, in place of "fillers". You can also meet butter with the addition of sugar or salt - these additives are designed to improve the taste of butter, and in fact spoil it.
Therefore, when choosing, we should carefully pay attention to the labels, analyze the composition and content of nutrients.
Available here http://drpelc.pl/inne/511-pasta-z-orzechow-ziemnych-100-maslo-łorzechowe-350g-anagram-wielonki.html paste made only from roasted peanuts (100% nuts) has the following nutritional values (in 100g):
595kcal / 2491kJ
fat 46.1g (including saturated fatty acids 6.1g, monounsaturated 22.9g, polyunsaturated 14.6g)
However, peanut butter from one of the most popular producers contains only 65% of nuts, sunflower oil, hardened palm fat, is sweetened with dextrose (9.9%) and salted. Its nutritional values (in 100g) are:
660kcal / 2731kJ
fat 57g (including saturated fatty acids 9,8g)
Recipes with peanut butter?
The truth is that how many fans of peanut butter, so many ways for his food. Many of us appreciate it as a sandwich for sandwiches, others use it as an addition to pancakes, porridge or toasts, while others eat them straight from the jar.
However, a peanut paste can also be a component of various types of baked goods - just enter the phrase "recipes with peanut butter" in the search engine, and you will be buried with recipes for cakes, cookies, cocktails, sauces and even spicy meat dishes with nutty notes. In this respect you can get carried away by the imagination ... of course, provided we have really good and valuable peanut butter.