The Parent-Teacher-Child Connection: Not All Peanut Butters are Created Equal

Friday, June 10, 2011

Not All Peanut Butters are Created Equal

I love it when the Bon Appetit editors do my work for me!  They analyzed several brands of peanut butter, so I condensed their findings into this chart (based on a 2 TBSP serving):


Brand
Santa Cruz Organic
Skippy Creamy
Smuckers Natural
Cost (16 oz)
4.99
3.32
2.99
Sugar (gr)
1
3
1
Protein (gr)
7
7
7
Calories
200
190
200
Fat (gr)
16
16
16
Sodium (mg)
50
150
105


Here's what I concluded:  It doesn't matter whether you get the all natural or the regular peanut butter if you are considering fat, calories, and protein value of this popular kids' lunch food.  However, the organic and all-natural peanut butters had less sodium and less sugar than the regular.  However, when you compare cost with nutritional value, my money goes to the Smuckers Natural.  It is less expensive and moderately lower in sodium than Skippy, which has more sugar.  Isn't that nutty? :-)

Here's a link to the full article: http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/620/supermarket-standoff-peanut-butter/




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