| Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
(Costco Kirkland Brand)
| Regular Creamy Peanut Butter2 Tbsp
|Calories 200||Calories 200|
|Protein 9 grams||Protein 7 grams|
|Total Fat 16 grams||Total Fat 16 grams|
|Saturated Fat 3 grams||Saturated Fat 3 grams|
|Trans Fat 0 grams||Trans Fat 0 grams (umm, not really see below)|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 45 mg||Sodium 150mg|
|Total Carbs 7 g||Total Carbs 7g|
|Dietary Fiber 2 grams||Dietary Fiber 2 grams|
|Sugars 2 grams||Sugars 3 grams|
|IngredientsDry roasted organic peanuts and salt.||IngredientsMADE FROM ROASTED PEANUTS AND SUGAR. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: MOLASSES, FULLY HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (RAPESEED AND SOYBEAN), MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, SALT.|
Ounce for Ounce these 2 Peanut Butters look pretty similar? Yep, that is the kicker. The only glaring difference is that Jif has 3 times more salt! But this is America, land of the loopholes. The 2% or less (per serving, not jar) allows companies to post 0 trans fats as long as there is less than half a gram in a serving. A serving is two tablespoons. Two percent would be 9 grams of trans fat per 454 gram jar.
Does peanut butter REALLY need to be Organic? Pesticides and the peanuts: Peanuts are one of the most highly sprayed crops out there. You decide. My kids eat so much of the stuff it is a no-brainer for me.
If your peanut butter is SOLID when you put the knife in it has trans fat, that is why an oil that should not be solid is! Period.
Tips for dealing with the oil:
The oil in peanuts is monounsaturated, and diets high in this type of fat have been shown to lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol while preserving levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Peanut oil also contains beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol that studies show can inhibit cancer growth.
Sure, you could dump the oil, but I say keep it! So here is how to have less mess
- Store the PB upside down before opening it! The oil will rise to the bottom of the jar and then you can sir it back in with less mess.
- If you just want to dump it, try dumping half
- Dump all the oil out mix PB by adding it back in a bit at a time
*I would also like to note my girlfriend told me she didn’t buy organic peanut butter because she has no room in her fridge! I thought “Oh crud, I have never put it in the fridge!” I promptly came home and checked and Costco’s Organic PB does not need to be refrigerated!