Here is a list of ingredients in Skippy’s ORIGINAL peanut butter direct from their website.
|INGREDIENTS: ROASTED PEANUTS, SUGAR, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN AND RAPESEED) TO PREVENT SEPARATION, SALT|
Here are the ingredients in their LOW FAT version:
|INGREDIENTS: ROASTED PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SUGAR, SOY PROTEIN, SALT, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS (COTTONSEED, SOYBEAN AND RAPESEED) TO PREVENT SEPARATION, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, MINERALS (MAGNESIUM OXIDE, ZINC OXIDE, FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE, COPPER SULFATE), VITAMINS (NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXIDE HYDROCHLORIDE, FOLIC ADIC).|
Chemicals and preservatives are added to low fat and non fat versions of the original products to make up for the loss of taste or texture that results when the fat is removed to make it low/non fat.
Now take a look at the ingredients in Smucker’s Natural Peanut butter. The ONLY ingredient is peanuts and some salt. Even better is to find an ORGANIC peanut butter with only one ingredient.
As you can see there is no need for all those chemicals and preservatives to be in your peanut butter.
Yes it separates!
Yes you have to stir it!
Are we really that lazy that we have convinced peanut butter manufacturers we can’t stir our own peanut butter anymore? Do we really need a laundry list of chemicals to be added just so we don’t have to STIR??
As usual, I encourage you to be a label reader. ALWAYS look at the ingredients BEFORE how many calories are in it or carbs or even the price. It’s not the calories that are hurting our waistlines – it’s all the processed garbage we’ve added to CUT calories.
Which would you rather have? The peanut butter you have to take a minute to stir but only has one ingredient in it or the other version that has 15 ingredients?