TASTY TUESDAY: HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER BRANDS

Oh, peanut butter! Some of us love you and some of us really don’t like you but did you know that November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month!  It has been stated that Americans celebrate by eating more than 65 million pounds of peanut butter during the month of November. Crazy, right? In general, Peanut butter has a ton of nutritional benefits like magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, and protein but it can also be very fatty if you buy brands that have added sugar and saturated fat. Well, here at Eco 18, we are all about celebrating responsibly so we’ve come up with a list of four healthy peanut butter brands that you can indulge in without feeling guilty!

  1. Brad’s Organic Peanut Butter:  Smooth natural peanut butter boasts an ingredients list containing nothing but 100 percent natural peanuts.
  2. Justin’s Peanut Butter:  The best thing about this brand is the small packets that it comes in. If you are concerned about serving size then the packets are perfect for you. Do keep in mind that even if you buy the jar, Justin’s has added ingredients other than peanuts an that’s palm oil.
  3. Thrive Market Organic Peanut Butter: First of all, Thrive really doesn’t sell anything that’s not good for us so that’s a good start! What makes this peanut butter so good is that it’s made with one ingredient and that carefully selected organic dry peanut butter and nothing else.
  4. Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter – Dark Roasted: This peanut butter is also sold at Thrive and other than organic peanut butter it only contains 1 percent of salt. Each serving has a good amount iron, seven grams of protein, two grams of dietary fiber, and healthy fats.
Lourdes Martin

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