Notice that we each have a different kind of peanut butter. Sorry guys, but your peanut butter is not up to my health standards... Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on the back of your PB jar? It's scary.
Roasted Peanuts and Sugar, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Molasses, Fully Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Rapeseed And Soybean), Mono- And Diglycerides, Salt.
Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Rapeseed, Cottonseed And Soybean), Salt.
Look at all that Hydrogenated oil! I don't know about you, but I dont want any of that junk in my body. Gross. Knowing that, some of you may have thought you were being healthier by choosing Reduced Fat Jif or Skippy...wrong. The ingredient list on the reduced fat PB jar looks more like my chemistry homework if you ask me. "Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferric Orthophosphate, Copper Sulfate, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, And Folic Acid." I do enough chemistry homework as it is; I don't need to be adding it to my diet.
REDUCED FAT JIF
Peanuts, Corn Syrup Solids, Soy Protein, Sugar, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Molasses, Salt, Fully Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Rapeseed, Cottonseed, and Soybean), Folic Acid, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Alphatocopheryl, Acetate, Copper Sulfate, Ferric Orthophosphate, Magnesium, Oxide, And Zinc Oxide
REDUCED FAT SKIPPY
Roasted Peanuts, Corn Syrup Solids, Sugar, Soy Protein, Salt, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Cottonseed, Soybean And Rapeseed), Mono And Diglycerides, Palm Oil, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferric Orthophosphate, Copper Sulfate, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, And Folic Acid
Now as for the "Natural" Jif or Skippy...not so good either. If peanut butter were to be truely all natural, the only thing on the ingredient list would be peanuts and maybe a little salt. There is no need for more sugar, palm oil, or even molasses. American's get enough of that in their diet as it is.
NO STIR "NATURAL" JIF
Made From Peanuts, Sugar, Palm Oil, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Salt, Molasses.
NO STIR "NATURAL" SKIPPY
Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, Palm Oil, And Salt
Here's the good stuff:
(Note: Smucker's is not the only truely natural brand of peanut butter there are many out there. Smucker's is just the one I like the best.)
Peanuts, Contains 1% Or Less Of Salt.
I really enjoy Naturally More Peanut Butter too, although not completely pure and natural, the added ingredients are pretty healthy. The only ingredient it could probably do without is the cane sugar...but hey "what cha gunna do?" :P
Roasted Peanuts, Wheat Germ, Flax Seed, Cane Sugar, Egg Whites, Honey, Flaxseed Oil.
P.S. Even my pickiest of picky friend liked these...and let me tell you thats saying something. These are yummy!
1/4 cup Honey
3 tbsp Brown sugar
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Sat. Fat: 0.5 g
Poly. Fat: 0.7 g
Mono. Fat: 1.1 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 152.3 mg
Potassium: 65.6 mg
Total Carbs: 14.8 g
DIetary Fiber: 1.7 g
Sugars: 9.7 g
Protein: 2.9 g
Vitamin A: 0.4%
Vitamin C: 0%