Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter is my favorite brand name natural peanut butter. The only ingredients are peanuts and salt, and it tastes purely of peanuts and nothing else. I like the crunchy variety but the smooth has the same great flavor, only creamier and without the crunchy bits of peanut I love.
Of course, peanut butter is high in fat, and therefore in calories. However, peanuts contain monounsaturated fat, which is a healthy part of the Mediterranean diet and can help reduce heart disease and other heart related problems such as high cholesterol. Also, peanuts have quite a few healthy nutrients such as protein, Vitamin E, folate, niacin and manganese.
Peanuts are also a source of resveratrol which is the antioxidant that is also in red wine and grapes. Resveratrol is purportedly a powerful antioxidant that helps to lower the risk of heart disease. The antioxidant qualities of peanuts are actually enhanced by roasting them, so peanut butter is a very healthy choice for an optimally healthy diet.
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Now that we understand the health benefits of peanuts, here is the nutritional information on Smucker's Natural peanut butter. Each serving is 2 tablespoons and contains 210 calories, 16 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 120 mg of Sodium (5% of RDA), 6 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar (naturally occurring), and 8 grams of protein.
I love the fresh, peanut taste of this peanut butter. Like any natural peanut butter the oil can rise to the top because it's not whipped together with shortening like "regular" peanut butter. It's not difficult to stir it back together and if you want to lessen some of the fat content you could actually pour off some of the oil. Just remember that oil has good stuff in it too, so don't get rid of all of it.
There are lots of uses for peanut butter besides peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. For one thing, it goes great with dark chocolate. This natural style peanut butter is also delicious thinly spread on fruit slices, such as apples, pears, figs, and more. Each jar has a recipe on the lid, and the Thai inspired peanut sauce recipe is delicious.
Smucker's Natural peanut butter also comes in Organic natural style as well, in both the chunky and creamy versions. For more information and recipes go to smuckers.com and click on the peanut butter icon. I guarantee that if you try Smucker's Natural style peanut butters you won't be able to go back to the too-sweet, adulterated versions. I highly recommend Smucker's Natural Style peanut butter to everyone, especially those trying to use less sugar in their diets.
Bestselling Smuckers Natural Style Peanut Butter Product in 2021
Smucker's Natural No Salt Added Creamy Peanut Butter, 12-Ounce Glass Jars (Pack of 6)
- Contains 100% peanuts
- No added salt, sugar, stabilizers, or preservatives
- Perfect partner for Smucker's jams and jellies