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6 Fun Facts about Peanut Butter

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Did you know today is National Peanut Butter Day?

In honor of our favorite nut butter day, we decided to share some fun facts with you. Read on for a super-cool graphic, our best peanut butter recipes, and a poll with an urgent question: chunky or creamy?

In case you're curious (or perhaps craving some creamy or chunky PB), here's the nutrition info for a serving of peanut butter:
Type of Peanut Butter
(2 Tablespoons)
Calories Fat Protein Carbs
No sugar added  190-210  16-17 g  7-8 g  6-7 g
Sugar added  190  16-17 g  7 g  6-7 g

Now that we've whetted your appetite for peanut butter, how about some recipes? Try these: 
Peanut butter and chocolate recipes

Savory peanut butter recipes
Sweet peanut butter recipes
How to make peanut butter
Oh and want to venture beyond peanut butter and jelly? Read this.

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SHELLLEY2 12/28/2017
I really do love peanut butter!!! The calories are completely frightening for sure! Whether it’s the reduced sugar or regular I still try to stay away. PB2 has allowed me to get that taste I crave but keep calories at bay. I know it’s not the same but nothing is as good as the real thing Report
BLONDWUNN 12/25/2017
Very interesting! Report
CACUJIN 12/25/2017
The no sugar added has more calories than the sugar added? Report
ALABAMASUSAN17 11/3/2017
Peanut butter my protein. I love it! Great article! Report
Love peanut butter! Report
1/24 is national peanut butter day. And 4/2 is peanut butter and jelly day Report
MSLOUIE3 7/10/2017
Pbutter is my special treat. Report
Love my PB ! Report
ELORA101 6/1/2017
I'm fairly confident that my kid is going to hit that sandwich count by age 5. I ate pb&j almost every day of my pregnancy and he would eat nothing but if I'd let him! Report
I prefer real peanut butter which contains only peanuts and salt. You can make your own with a blender. If you shell and de-skin salted in the shell peanuts all you need is to run it through a blender to the consistency you prefer. Report
MSLOUIE3 3/31/2017
Peanut butter on celery is my #1 go to snack. Creamy Jif and crunchy celery -sweet, salty and crunch all wrapped into one. Who could ask gor more. Report
Skippy Creamy peanut butter is my favorite! I love to eat it on bread! When I was on the Flat Belly diet, they had you spread it on a toasted slice of Bread for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted sesame bread and that tasted good,too! Report
Crunchy natural on homemade honey oat wholewheat bread rocks! Report
My go-to breakfast is Brownberry OatNut Bread, toasted, topped with Jif Creamy Peanut Butter and local honey. A little high in calories, but protein-rich, Add some juice and coffee, it's a great way to start my day. Report
I love a good peanut butter smoothie.....made with whey protein and sugar free caramel......... Report
What if you like it crunchy natural with salt but no sugar? Report
I never use to eat Peanut Butter until I started with the SparkPeople website. I am so glad I realized it is really good for us.. I use to worry about my Mom , who has a pace maker , she consumes lots of peanut butter. I finally found out it is good for her.. :D Report
I so love peanut butter it is one of my go to foods when I need a healthy snack plus it's a good source of protein Report
My girls and I prefer creamy, my husband crunchy, We always have both kinds, I guess the poll is correct. Report
you can add pink color still don't like it. Report
Natural Crunchy... YUMM Report
I like them both but prefer smooth one. Report
Isn't peanut butter one of the food groups????? LOL Report
i love peanut butter that is crunchy Report
I think I'm way above the 3# average per person consumption. Report
I love Jiff Super Chunk and Smuckers Strawberry Preserves on bread or toast. For a quick snack just peanut butter and butter works. A aspecial treat is peanut butter and crisp bacon sandwich. WooHoo! Report
Can't record my vote but I like creamy natural no added sugar and salt Report
Peanut butter is my vice, now that I'm avoiding sweets because of my diabetes. I know it's good for me, but the problem is I can't eat just a little bit; I end up eating half a jar in one sitting, and it makes my blood sugar skyrocket. So I won't even buy it anymore. Lead us not into temptation... Report
So many people have reported that this does not let you vote, is anybody going to fix it? I love chunky without sugar. Report
wonder why a comment has to be made here to vote..hmm :) Report
Couldn't vote either :-( I prefer creamy natural... but have switched to eating almond butter. Report
I rarely eat peanut butter unless in cookies. I prefer Natural Peanut butter without salt and sugar added. Report
Wow, I'm sure I consume way more than 3 #'s of pb a year! It's all natural for me, no added anythings. Report
I love Peanut Butter. I usually get the Smucker's Natural Chunky Style. It helps me with my sweet tooth cravings and my son's Doctor mentioned to me that it has all the essential vitamins and minerals needed. I will have to check to make sure it is not a GMO. I have been trying to stay away from GMO Products. Report
I couldn't vote, but like Smuckers Natural PB, and eat it with celery every day with my lunch soup, and Greek yogurt. Report
I can't vote :( I'm a woman and I like chunky and natural... yummmm Report
Today I had such a craving for peanut butter toast this a.m. for breakfast. This was my staple almost every day for over a year until I discovered greek yogurt with fruit. yum! But I love my peanut butter toast and didn't even know today was it's special day!! Report
Couldn't vote either!!!
Female and I prefer natural chunky while DH prefers creamy! He eats it by tablespoons every day!!! Report
I am sorry to see this article and poll! We do not eat peanut butter at our house, the majority of PB is made of Genetically Modified peanuts. Also many peanut butters are made with added oils that are not good for you. Read your labels before buying your favorite PB!!! Health food stores sell PB labeled non-gmo but not much. Most of it you would not want to know what is in it. Report
I couldn't vote either, I love creamy peanut butter. I even put it in my oatmeal for breakfast or snack Report
I like both, but prefer chunky. Report
I don't know if it would let me vote or not, but none of the options would work for me. I'm part of why the average annual consumption is less than others eat in a year. I don't like peanut butter so I never eat it. There's something about the smell that turns me off. When I was a kid at camp and they were fixing pb&j sandwiches I would get just jelly. I could tell if my jelly was spread with the same knife that spread the pb on other sandwiches. Report
I like them both, depending on my mood and what I am using it for. Report
It wouldn't let me vote, either.
But I love Chunky peanut butter, natural no sugar, no salt.
But I will eat any kind of PB anytime! Report
I tried both ways and it still would not let me vote..and I had to log in three times.. whats up SP?
I'm with MOMACASSEY. That stat re 3lbs of PB caught my eye immediately and I was thinking....I eat more than that/year. I have a TBSP of organic chunky peanut butter EVERY DAY. It's a great source of protein, keeps me satisfied and feeling full for hours. Love the stuff! Report
I'm not sure about that 3 pounds of PB... I am way off the scale with that, because for the last 4 years or so, PB has been one of my greatest vices. I'll eat it any way, every day. Report
The system won't let me vote, either, so here goes--CHUNKY, any kind. I will eat smooth, too, because I love peanut butter. It is so satisfying when I'm seriously hungry. I have to be careful with it, because eating it off the spoon is great! Report
I prefer creamy, eaten with a spoon. LOL Report
It wouldn't let me vote either, but I prefer natural creamy. I just love peanut butter in any form, just not the calories. I usually eat either some peanut butter or unsalted peanuts about every day. Report
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