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betastas
02-20-2005, 03:51 PM
When you purchase natural peanut butter, there is a layer of oil at the top of the jar. Is this layer supposed to be mixed in (as I know that oil separates from a product after a certain amount of time), or is it supposed to be drained off? I want to keep the content of the peanut butter as consistent with the nutritional information on the side. I'm trying to keep a precise fat intake so I can keep my 40/40/20 macro accurate. Thanks!

getfit
02-20-2005, 03:54 PM
mix it up!

Vido
02-20-2005, 03:59 PM
Yeah, mix it.

betastas
02-20-2005, 04:07 PM
Awesome. I thought that would be it, but wasn't too sure. Thanks!

Optimum08
02-20-2005, 04:10 PM
ya mix it...

AdmiralDan
02-20-2005, 04:47 PM
mix it up and refrigerate it to keep it mixed(at least it works for me, but my fridge is extremely cold, cold enough that it sometimes freezes milk)

LadyLifter
02-20-2005, 04:48 PM
its all natural oils...for more info there may be something printed on the jar's label...other than that just mix it up

ryuage
02-20-2005, 04:50 PM
mix it, im pretty sure the bottle said mix then refrigerate, so why bother ask

spencerjrus
02-20-2005, 06:42 PM
def mix it, you can actually store it upside down in the cupboard before you open it and it makes it much easier to fully incorporate the oil.

betastas
02-20-2005, 08:03 PM
mix it, im pretty sure the bottle said mix then refrigerate, so why bother ask

Well, if it had said it on the label I wouldn't have asked ;)

ryuage
02-20-2005, 08:15 PM
what brand is it... ive bought about 4 different ones that all have said it.

CarlP
02-20-2005, 08:45 PM
Can you find natural PB at any grocery store?

Shao-LiN
02-20-2005, 08:49 PM
Well, if it had said it on the label I wouldn't have asked ;)

I'm sure it says it somewhere on the bottle/cap.

betastas
02-20-2005, 08:54 PM
It's a very simple label. There are no instructions. Trust me on this one, I am the one with the Jar.

I don't see why this is becoming such an issue.

CarlP
02-20-2005, 09:02 PM
I've seen a layer of oil on regular peanut butter too, it must be normal.

spencerjrus
02-21-2005, 11:05 PM
Can you find natural PB at any grocery store?


If by "natural" you mean organic then no. I don't know what part of the country you live in but places like Whole Foods, Henrys and Trader Joes are all over the place and have excellent selection of organic foods that allow you to bulk while eating healthy. The difference between organic peanut butter and the stuff you buy at Vons, lets take Jiffy for example, is actually quite astounding. The fact that you have to mix it is one of the biggest differences as normal peanut butter has a chemical in it that stops the oil from seperating even while warm but unfortunately it is not exactly the healthiest thing you can be eating.

ryuage
02-22-2005, 03:48 AM
It's a very simple label. There are no instructions. Trust me on this one, I am the one with the Jar.

I don't see why this is becoming such an issue.

well you didnt answer my quesiton, what brandn is it?

zer06ame
02-22-2005, 06:55 AM
i've never encountered that w/ my extra chunky jiff...

Chiznarles
02-22-2005, 08:44 AM
def mix it, you can actually store it upside down in the cupboard before you open it and it makes it much easier to fully incorporate the oil.

Thats exactly what I do.. I store it upside down in the cupboard for about a week before I open it for the first time, and then I mix it.

After its fully mixed, I keep it upside down in the fridge so that the peanut butter is easy to get to, especially when it starts getting empty. This helps it stay soft even when in the fridge if you've mixed it correctly and thorughly. If you don't mix it thoroughly, when you get to the end of it, sometimes its too dry to spread on bread...

upside down is the way to go.

Chiznarles
02-22-2005, 08:47 AM
well you didnt answer my quesiton, what brandn is it?

Laura Scudder's Natural Peanut Butter

They have it at Costco.

http://www.albertsons.com/shop/assets/product/051500%5C05150005029.jpg

spencerjrus
02-22-2005, 09:08 AM
Thats exactly what I do.. I store it upside down in the cupboard for about a week before I open it for the first time, and then I mix it.

After its fully mixed, I keep it upside down in the fridge so that the peanut butter is easy to get to, especially when it starts getting empty. This helps it stay soft even when in the fridge if you've mixed it correctly and thorughly. If you don't mix it thoroughly, when you get to the end of it, sometimes its too dry to spread on bread...

upside down is the way to go.


i hate when im in a hurry and dont mix it well enough and then it gets so hard in the fridge it becomes unspreadable. you can actually microwave it for a couple seconds to soften it up but i dont know how i feel about microwaving large quantities of hydrogenated oils lol.

ryuage
02-22-2005, 09:12 AM
Laura Scudder's Natural Peanut Butter

They have it at Costco.

http://www.albertsons.com/shop/assets/product/051500%5C05150005029.jpg

hrmmm...

betastas
02-22-2005, 10:01 AM
what brand is it... ive bought about 4 different ones that all have said it.


well you didnt answer my quesiton, what brandn is it?

The brand is "Tout Naturel". There are NO instructions regarding stirring it or not. Here are 6 pictures that I took the time to take and upload to prove my point.

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/3309/pbleft0rd.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/479/pbfront8zm.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/2815/pbright3zx.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/3373/pbbottom5ti.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/8885/pbtop4zj.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/3918/pbinside0gm.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

I can't believe that this is such a big issue. Even if it had said it on the label, there is no reason why this should have become such a problem. Honestly I know how to read, I know how to look at a label, the simple point is that there isn't anything on there, and I was hoping to find an answer here (which I already have).

Wikked1
02-22-2005, 10:22 AM
Some brands make you wish you had a paint can shaker......mixing it up can give you carpal tunnel syndrome!

Patz
02-22-2005, 03:18 PM
The brand is "Tout Naturel". There are NO instructions regarding stirring it or not. Here are 6 pictures that I took the time to take and upload to prove my point.

http://img143.exs.cx/img143/3309/pbleft0rd.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/479/pbfront8zm.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/2815/pbright3zx.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/3373/pbbottom5ti.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/8885/pbtop4zj.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
http://img149.exs.cx/img149/3918/pbinside0gm.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

I can't believe that this is such a big issue. Even if it had said it on the label, there is no reason why this should have become such a problem. Honestly I know how to read, I know how to look at a label, the simple point is that there isn't anything on there, and I was hoping to find an answer here (which I already have).


LOL

I think Ryuage believed you anyway, and just wanted to know the name and the "hmmm" was just that..not accusing you of being a moron or anything.

Those are beautiful peanut butter pics though..very clear.