6 Fun Facts about Peanut Butter

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1/24/2013 6:00 AM   :  81 comments   :  37,149 Views

Did you know today is National Peanut Butter Day?

In honor of our favorite nut butter day, we decided to share some fun facts with you. Read on for a super-cool graphic, our best peanut butter recipes, and a poll with an urgent question: chunky or creamy?





In case you're curious (or perhaps craving some creamy or chunky PB), here's the nutrition info for a serving of peanut butter:
 
Type of Peanut Butter
(2 Tablespoons)
Calories Fat Protein Carbs
No sugar added  190-210  16-17 g  7-8 g  6-7 g
Sugar added  190  16-17 g  7 g  6-7 g

Now that we've whetted your appetite for peanut butter, how about some recipes? Try these: 
Peanut butter and chocolate recipes

Savory peanut butter recipes
Sweet peanut butter recipes
How to make peanut butter
Oh and want to venture beyond peanut butter and jelly? Read this.

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Sources:
http://www.peanutbutter.com/article/detail/115167/skippy-peanut-butter-fun-facts
http://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/classroom-funfacts.php
Go Nuts about Nut Butters, SparkPeople.com


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  • 81
    I love a good peanut butter smoothie.....made with whey protein and sugar free caramel......... - 9/16/2014   12:22:09 PM
  • 80
    What if you like it crunchy natural with salt but no sugar? - 8/8/2014   3:31:57 AM
  • 79
    I never use to eat Peanut Butter until I started with the SparkPeople website. I am so glad I realized it is really good for us.. I use to worry about my Mom , who has a pace maker , she consumes lots of peanut butter. I finally found out it is good for her.. :D - 1/30/2014   7:01:26 PM
  • DAYYOU123
    78
    I so love peanut butter it is one of my go to foods when I need a healthy snack plus it's a good source of protein - 1/26/2014   7:11:45 PM
  • 77
    My girls and I prefer creamy, my husband crunchy, We always have both kinds, I guess the poll is correct. - 3/15/2013   9:03:48 AM
  • CHICA_BORICUA
    76
    you can add pink color still don't like it. - 2/26/2013   7:47:48 AM
  • 75
    Natural Crunchy... YUMM - 2/12/2013   1:54:23 PM
  • AMBER461
    74
    I like them both but prefer smooth one. - 2/4/2013   8:15:21 PM
  • 73
    Isn't peanut butter one of the food groups????? LOL - 1/29/2013   11:52:02 AM
  • BIKERBABE2113
    72
    i love peanut butter that is crunchy - 1/28/2013   12:19:49 PM
  • 71
    I think I'm way above the 3# average per person consumption. - 1/28/2013   10:24:35 AM
  • 70
    I love Jiff Super Chunk and Smuckers Strawberry Preserves on bread or toast. For a quick snack just peanut butter and butter works. A aspecial treat is peanut butter and crisp bacon sandwich. WooHoo! - 1/28/2013   9:53:48 AM
  • PATINNCNOW
    69
    Can't record my vote but I like creamy natural no added sugar and salt - 1/27/2013   5:22:26 PM
  • 68
    Peanut butter is my vice, now that I'm avoiding sweets because of my diabetes. I know it's good for me, but the problem is I can't eat just a little bit; I end up eating half a jar in one sitting, and it makes my blood sugar skyrocket. So I won't even buy it anymore. Lead us not into temptation... - 1/27/2013   10:43:17 AM
  • JUDASES
    67
    So many people have reported that this does not let you vote, is anybody going to fix it? I love chunky without sugar. - 1/27/2013   8:37:49 AM
  • NAPZIG
    66
    wonder why a comment has to be made here to vote..hmm :) - 1/26/2013   5:50:19 PM
  • 65
    Couldn't vote either :-( I prefer creamy natural... but have switched to eating almond butter. - 1/26/2013   5:37:44 PM
  • BSLMKH1954
    64
    I rarely eat peanut butter unless in cookies. I prefer Natural Peanut butter without salt and sugar added. - 1/26/2013   2:58:56 PM
  • 63
    Wow, I'm sure I consume way more than 3 #'s of pb a year! It's all natural for me, no added anythings. - 1/26/2013   11:29:51 AM
  • 62
    I love Peanut Butter. I usually get the Smucker's Natural Chunky Style. It helps me with my sweet tooth cravings and my son's Doctor mentioned to me that it has all the essential vitamins and minerals needed. I will have to check to make sure it is not a GMO. I have been trying to stay away from GMO Products. - 1/26/2013   8:01:38 AM
  • 61
    I couldn't vote, but like Smuckers Natural PB, and eat it with celery every day with my lunch soup, and Greek yogurt. - 1/26/2013   12:06:41 AM
  • 60
    I can't vote :( I'm a woman and I like chunky and natural... yummmm - 1/25/2013   10:21:11 PM
  • 59
    Today I had such a craving for peanut butter toast this a.m. for breakfast. This was my staple almost every day for over a year until I discovered greek yogurt with fruit. yum! But I love my peanut butter toast and didn't even know today was it's special day!! - 1/25/2013   9:49:16 PM
  • 58
    Couldn't vote either!!!
    Female and I prefer natural chunky while DH prefers creamy! He eats it by tablespoons every day!!! - 1/25/2013   9:47:05 PM
  • 57
    I am sorry to see this article and poll! We do not eat peanut butter at our house, the majority of PB is made of Genetically Modified peanuts. Also many peanut butters are made with added oils that are not good for you. Read your labels before buying your favorite PB!!! Health food stores sell PB labeled non-gmo but not much. Most of it you would not want to know what is in it. - 1/25/2013   7:06:31 PM
  • 56
    I couldn't vote either, I love creamy peanut butter. I even put it in my oatmeal for breakfast or snack - 1/25/2013   5:46:03 PM
  • 55
    I like both, but prefer chunky. - 1/25/2013   5:38:04 PM
  • 54
    I don't know if it would let me vote or not, but none of the options would work for me. I'm part of why the average annual consumption is less than others eat in a year. I don't like peanut butter so I never eat it. There's something about the smell that turns me off. When I was a kid at camp and they were fixing pb&j sandwiches I would get just jelly. I could tell if my jelly was spread with the same knife that spread the pb on other sandwiches. - 1/25/2013   4:21:40 PM
  • 53
    I like them both, depending on my mood and what I am using it for. - 1/25/2013   4:06:42 PM
  • 52
    It wouldn't let me vote, either.
    But I love Chunky peanut butter, natural no sugar, no salt.
    But I will eat any kind of PB anytime! - 1/25/2013   3:18:19 PM
  • 51
    I tried both ways and it still would not let me vote..and I had to log in three times.. whats up SP?
    - 1/25/2013   2:55:29 PM
  • PSYCHICGAL
    50
    I'm with MOMACASSEY. That stat re 3lbs of PB caught my eye immediately and I was thinking....I eat more than that/year. I have a TBSP of organic chunky peanut butter EVERY DAY. It's a great source of protein, keeps me satisfied and feeling full for hours. Love the stuff! - 1/25/2013   2:32:05 PM
  • 49
    I'm not sure about that 3 pounds of PB... I am way off the scale with that, because for the last 4 years or so, PB has been one of my greatest vices. I'll eat it any way, every day. - 1/25/2013   1:01:02 PM
  • TIGERSIS78
    48
    The system won't let me vote, either, so here goes--CHUNKY, any kind. I will eat smooth, too, because I love peanut butter. It is so satisfying when I'm seriously hungry. I have to be careful with it, because eating it off the spoon is great! - 1/25/2013   12:25:57 PM
  • 47
    I prefer creamy, eaten with a spoon. LOL - 1/25/2013   12:24:55 PM
  • 46
    It wouldn't let me vote either, but I prefer natural creamy. I just love peanut butter in any form, just not the calories. I usually eat either some peanut butter or unsalted peanuts about every day. - 1/25/2013   11:49:02 AM
  • CLAYLADY001
    45
    I too love peanut butter but stay away from it because of the high fat content even the sugar free version but since today is PBday I will indulge in one tablespoon of chunky ,I do love that stuff. - 1/25/2013   11:36:51 AM
  • 44
    %100 chunky and natural.... I love it just a teaspoonful, as it is does not need anything else.
    - 1/25/2013   10:54:08 AM
  • 43
    PB is the best! PB and banana smoothies are so good! - 1/25/2013   10:35:42 AM
  • 42
    Prefer natural chunky, but any will do. One of my favorites is pbj w/2 slices of turkey bacon on ww sandwich thins. Keeps me going for hours! Also on apples or celery. - 1/25/2013   10:08:52 AM
  • 41
    Simply Jif...YUM!!! - 1/25/2013   9:17:38 AM
  • 40
    Crunchy is my fav! - 1/25/2013   8:36:45 AM
  • 39
    "Women prefer creamy." Sez who? Chunky has always been my favorite. - 1/25/2013   8:34:58 AM
  • 38
    OMG ANY peanut butter is great by me...just TOO great...have to be very wary to limit myself around peanut butter and generally find it easier to just avoid it.

    Don - 1/25/2013   8:23:04 AM
  • TPETRIE
    37
    Creamy is my favorite and it doesn't matter if it is natural or with added salt and sugar. My favorite way to eat it is with celery. - 1/25/2013   8:22:54 AM
  • JMB369
    36
    Natural Crunchy PB with salt, without sugar, and yes, I'm another F who likes crunchy. (System wouldn't allow me to vote, either!) Favorite way to eat it is on whole grain toast with a bit of honey! Also love it on apples. - 1/25/2013   8:14:15 AM
  • 35
    Toasted bagel with natural peanut butter is my usual breakfast - It is great. - 1/25/2013   8:08:41 AM
  • 34
    Couldn't vote. Creamy regular. Oh and my dog LOVES peanut butter too! - 1/25/2013   8:04:41 AM
  • 33
    Q: Which type of peanut butter do you prefer?

    A: Chunky & natural (no sugar, no salt added)
    - 1/25/2013   6:54:38 AM
  • 32
    It won't let me vote either, but if I could, I'd have ticked the 'natural, chunky, no added salt or sugar' version. Nutritious and tasty.
    Unfortunately, I'm put off by both the cost and the calories, though, so it's a rare treat for me to have any. - 1/25/2013   6:21:09 AM

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