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bass slayer
08-27-2009, 11:47 AM
What would be a good peanut butter for me to pick up? Looking for something that would give me lots of good calories and protein but isnt full of trans fats. I was told my favorite peanut butter (jiff) was not real peanut butter and was full of crap. Im at a loss.

MarkM
08-27-2009, 12:00 PM
Brand doesn't matter, just read the label, it should say all natural on the label, and have peanuts as the only ingredients

bass slayer
08-27-2009, 12:01 PM
Brand doesn't matter, just read the label, it should say all natural on the label, and have peanuts as the only ingredients

So as long as its all natural im all good?

blownby
08-27-2009, 12:10 PM
smart balance.....made w/ flax oil....Omegas
Power butter. Has lots of protein. Have to buy online tho.

Both are very good.

Unreal
08-27-2009, 12:57 PM
Jiff is fine. It is not full of transfat. It has such a small ammount it doesn't matter.

MarkM
08-27-2009, 01:14 PM
So as long as its all natural im all good?

yeah, pretty much

Mercuryblade
08-27-2009, 03:39 PM
Jiff is fine. It is not full of transfat. It has such a small ammount it doesn't matter.

It's not the trans fats that are to worry about, it's the hydrogenated oils.

Irish Pilot
08-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Naturally More is my regular go-to...

http://www.naturallymore.com/

Has flax, fiber, omegas, less sugar, more protein, etc. and tastes great.

I always have a "fun" jar of pb on standby though, and have been trying new ones every week. I LOVE PB. So far (besides all the normal off-the-shelf natty PBs) to name a few...

http://www.thenibble.com/zine/archives/images/CinnRais-DutchDarkChoc-300.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8831/dsc04152i.jpg

http://www.urbanfare.com/featured_fare/collection/images/pb_co_peanut_butter.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cSMGB9hjXFA/SWYk7Hs_yUI/AAAAAAAADhM/pJi2VACKbww/s400/17010003_lg.jpg

http://stores.homestead.com/NaturallyNuttyFoodsInc/catalog/ButTof1inc2.jpg

http://stores.homestead.com/NaturallyNuttyFoodsInc/catalog/HRC%20Full.jpg

And the best so far...

http://hungrypotato.com/images/PBLOCO-CCCookieJPG

Yamar
08-27-2009, 04:46 PM
Jiff is fine. It is not full of transfat. It has such a small ammount it doesn't matter.

Jiff is terrible for you. Hydrogenated oil IS transfat. Somehow they get around posting it on the label though.

Irish Pilot
08-27-2009, 04:57 PM
I should add...most guys I know go with Smuckers Natty PB. As far as preferable natural peanut butter goes, the ingredients should read:

-peanuts
-salt

Thats it.

Naturally more has the added omegas, flax, egg whites etc. so it has more protein. The smuckers is straight peanuts and salt. When you grab a good natty pb you should be able to see the oils seperating from the pb in the jar (you have to stir and refridgerate usually).

Both Naturally More and Smuckers can be found at Target, Wal-Mart, etc.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MXfzHUjMqAo/SYjXnOJphYI/AAAAAAAAAZE/bSWPXWnHOe4/s320/smuckers_natural_pb.jpg

http://www.fitnessmantra.info/fitness/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/smuckers_pb_nutrival.png

Unreal
08-28-2009, 09:14 AM
Jiff is terrible for you. Hydrogenated oil IS transfat. Somehow they get around posting it on the label though.

Because the ammount is SOOOOO small it doesn't even need to be listed. Jiff is not terrible for you. A burger/steak has more transfat in it. I know hydrogenated oil is transfat, but it is so small that if you life Jiff then eat Jiff. I perfer the taste of natty PB so I don't use it.

From what I can find a large jar of Jiff has ~4g of hydrogenated oil in it. So if you go through a jar a week that is only .5g a day. Nothing to be worried about. If your stressing over 4-5 calories of transfat then wow.

Mercuryblade
08-28-2009, 10:29 AM
Because the ammount is SOOOOO small it doesn't even need to be listed. Jiff is not terrible for you. A burger/steak has more transfat in it. I know hydrogenated oil is transfat, but it is so small that if you life Jiff then eat Jiff. I perfer the taste of natty PB so I don't use it.

From what I can find a large jar of Jiff has ~4g of hydrogenated oil in it. So if you go through a jar a week that is only .5g a day. Nothing to be worried about. If your stressing over 4-5 calories of transfat then wow.

.5g is still significant considering it's recommended you consume under 2g/day.

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3045792

Not arguing for the sake of argument, cardiology research is my full-time job until medical school, so I get invested in heart health.

Unreal
08-28-2009, 10:35 AM
That is if your eating a jar a week. If your having 2 tbls a day then it would be negligble. In fact once thing I found said they sent 11 brand new PBs to a research lab to be tested for transfat and with a 0.01% detection limit not a single sample showed any transfat.

Mercuryblade
08-28-2009, 10:41 AM
That is if your eating a jar a week. If your having 2 tbls a day then it would be negligble. In fact once thing I found said they sent 11 brand new PBs to a research lab to be tested for transfat and with a 0.01% detection limit not a single sample showed any transfat.

Yeah, if you aren't eating that much PB it's not too much to get stressed about. I eat a jar pb/ eek so I'd be in the camp that would stay away from Jif. I'm sure more light will be shed on the trans fat debate in the coming years, but it doesn't take a drastic lifestyle change to avoid hydrogenated oils so I try to avoid them alltogether.

bass slayer
08-28-2009, 10:54 AM
I should add...most guys I know go with Smuckers Natty PB. As far as preferable natural peanut butter goes, the ingredients should read:

-peanuts
-salt

Thats it.

Naturally more has the added omegas, flax, egg whites etc. so it has more protein. The smuckers is straight peanuts and salt. When you grab a good natty pb you should be able to see the oils seperating from the pb in the jar (you have to stir and refridgerate usually).

Both Naturally More and Smuckers can be found at Target, Wal-Mart, etc.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MXfzHUjMqAo/SYjXnOJphYI/AAAAAAAAAZE/bSWPXWnHOe4/s320/smuckers_natural_pb.jpg

http://www.fitnessmantra.info/fitness/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/smuckers_pb_nutrival.png

Just picked up a jar of this last night, cant wait to try it. Thanks.

VikingWarlord
08-28-2009, 11:15 AM
Skippy Creamy Natural is my favorite. It has a little bit of palm oil as an emulsifier and a little bit of pure cane sugar but the consistency is better than any other natural I've found. The rest of them are like eating mud with sand in it.

Mercuryblade
08-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Skippy Creamy Natural is my favorite. It has a little bit of palm oil as an emulsifier and a little bit of pure cane sugar but the consistency is better than any other natural I've found. The rest of them are like eating mud with sand in it.

Smuckers is like that.

Trader Joe's smooth PB basically melts when you put it on toast.

bass slayer
08-28-2009, 11:26 AM
Just made a peanut butter jelly sandwich with it, It was amazing :thumbup:

Focused70
08-28-2009, 11:36 AM
Just picked up a jar of this last night, cant wait to try it. Thanks.

The only bad thing about Smucker's Natty is that the oil separates from the pb when you first open it. Stir it all back in and you're set. Also, store it in the fridge and you'll never have to worry about separation again.

I prefer it over Jiff or Skippy.

Mercuryblade
08-28-2009, 11:38 AM
Just made a peanut butter jelly sandwich with it, It was amazing :thumbup:

Try toasting the bread.
Natty pb on a good toasted whole wheat bread with strawberry jelly is amazing. I will never get sick of that meal.

Irish Pilot
08-28-2009, 02:16 PM
That is if your eating a jar a week...

I do, and Im cutting!


The only bad thing about Smucker's Natty is that the oil separates from the pb when you first open it. Stir it all back in and you're set. Also, store it in the fridge and you'll never have to worry about separation again.

I prefer it over Jiff or Skippy.

What he said. Also, if you want to loosen it up after refridgeration (if not on warm toast) just microwave it for 12-15 seconds or so. Also, try mixing some cinnamon in it...money.

VikingWarlord
08-28-2009, 02:46 PM
Also, try mixing some cinnamon in it...money.

No, it would be peanut butter with cinnamon in it. As good as that is, it is no form of currency.

Mercuryblade
08-28-2009, 02:58 PM
No, it would be peanut butter with cinnamon in it. As good as that is, it is no form of currency.

In parts of sub-saharan Africa commodities like cinnamon and peanuts are so rare, that they are forms of currency. I imagine combining the two would be like taping quarters to dollar bills, but it still would probably work.

Irish Pilot
08-28-2009, 03:03 PM
No, it would be peanut butter with cinnamon in it. As good as that is, it is no form of currency.

Obviously you have never been to my gym then ;)

VikingWarlord
08-28-2009, 03:45 PM
You Minnesotans are weird. I base that entirely on the fact that your most well known citizen is Prince.

Irish Pilot
08-28-2009, 06:22 PM
You Minnesotans are weird. I base that entirely on the fact that your most well known citizen is Prince.

I would have thought F Scott Fitzgerald or Bob Dylan, or maybe Judy Garland...possibly Charles Lindbergh or maybe

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2937/imageaxdq.jpg

Yamar
08-28-2009, 06:29 PM
Because the ammount is SOOOOO small it doesn't even need to be listed. Jiff is not terrible for you. A burger/steak has more transfat in it. I know hydrogenated oil is transfat, but it is so small that if you life Jiff then eat Jiff. I perfer the taste of natty PB so I don't use it.

From what I can find a large jar of Jiff has ~4g of hydrogenated oil in it. So if you go through a jar a week that is only .5g a day. Nothing to be worried about. If your stressing over 4-5 calories of transfat then wow.

Hmmm, Burger and steak? Considering transfat is MAN MADE burger's and steak do not have transfat. They have saturated fat which is completely different.

Please don't buy into the "negligble amount" theory, now your talking like every other American, and your smarter than that, aren't you:nod:. I have done a lot of research on this, that amount adds up and even that small amount can hinder the rest of your healthy diet you work so hard for.

Here-
http://www.treelight.com/health/nutrition/PartiallyHydrogenatedOils.html

MrBulknCut
08-28-2009, 07:41 PM
I live about 30 minutes from this place so I buy teh large buckets

http://www.zimmermansonline.com/cat/Peanut+Butter+Products.html

Unreal
08-29-2009, 06:46 AM
Hmmm, Burger and steak? Considering transfat is MAN MADE burger's and steak do not have transfat. They have saturated fat which is completely different.

Please don't buy into the "negligble amount" theory, now your talking like every other American, and your smarter than that, aren't you:nod:. I have done a lot of research on this, that amount adds up and even that small amount can hinder the rest of your healthy diet you work so hard for.

Here-
http://www.treelight.com/health/nutrition/PartiallyHydrogenatedOils.html


Completely wrong. Beef and many foods contain natural transfat. Now it isn't as bad for you as man-made transfat, but there is naturally occurring transfat and beef is one of the largest sources.

If your going to eat a table spoon or two every few days then the level of transfat in PB is so small it is a joke. If your eating a jar or more a week then I would use natural.

Yamar
08-29-2009, 11:15 AM
Completely wrong. Beef and many foods contain natural transfat. Now it isn't as bad for you as man-made transfat, but there is naturally occurring transfat and beef is one of the largest sources.

If your going to eat a table spoon or two every few days then the level of transfat in PB is so small it is a joke. If your eating a jar or more a week then I would use natural.

I just consider a natural transfat a saturated fat....but thechincally you are correct.

partially hydrogenated oil is a man made process.

I guess my rational for eating natual PB is I like to control the foods I can. Sure Jiff has a negilible amount but add that with other foods you might eat and well, at the end of the day it adds up.