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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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ARNETTELEE 5/21/2020
thanks Report
TURQUROISE 5/14/2020
Love peanut butter on toast, no jelly. Report
RYCGIRL 4/16/2020
thx Report
PATRICIAANN46 3/24/2020
Thank You...……...our family loves Peanut Butter. Report
LIS193 3/13/2020
Love nut butters with apple slices Report
MUSICNUT 1/16/2020
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
In my opinion any peanut butter containing anything other than peanuts and salt has unecessary and non healty additives. Peanut butter does not need or require added sugars and oils. Report
FRAN0426 11/16/2019
Chunky, but will eat the creamy too Report
GREEN_EYES2 11/11/2019
Creamy Report
FISHGUT3 10/14/2019
thanks Report
KHALIA2 9/29/2019
I eat only the creamy!! Report
DGRIFFITH51 9/15/2019
My husband eats peanut butter almost every day, he prefers the natural, creamy, no sugar added kind. Report
BABY_GIRL69 9/5/2019
I've eaten more cause some times I want them for all 5 meals. Report
If there is one food on the planet that I think I could NEVER live without, it's peanut butter. I like natural, chunky. Many hungry afternoons a teaspoon (coffee spoon) of peanut butter slowly eaten like a lollipop with a glass of water has saved me from a big graze. It is satisfying to me and keeps me unhungry until dinner time. Report
RO2BENT 8/9/2019
I loves me some peanut butter Report
REDROBIN47 8/9/2019
Nothing beats a PBJ sandwich but I don't do it very often. Report
REDROBIN47 8/9/2019
Nothing beats a PBJ sandwich but I don't do it very often. Report
Thanks for sharing. Report
I love the powered chocolate peanut butter, like PB2 or PB Fit. Blessings! Report
KHALIA2 6/24/2019
creamy Report
Like both crunchy and creamy. Depends on my mood, I guess. Report
I'm pretty sure my kids each that much in a week lol. Report
I got my kid into eating "flies on a log". He loves that he can make it himself and I love that he's eating celery Report
I love both creamy and chunky, and i love it any way umyou can imagine to eat it, but my favorite is with a spoon!!!🐖 Report
I never developed a taste for Peanut Butter. Its also a lot of calories for a small amount. Report
Creamy Report
Creamy peanut butter all day. Report
I eat only creamy and my husband eats a lot more than 3 lbs a year...make that per month Report
I only eat the creamy. Report
Thanks for a great article! :) Report
Good to know. Report
Fun facts, thanks Report
I like plain old creamy peanut butter. Report
Used PB2 before. Feel like a chemist to try to add enough water to change the dry powder into the texture of regular peanut butter in the jar. Report
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
Very interesting! Report
The no sugar added has more calories than the sugar added? Report
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
Pbutter is my special treat. Report
Love my PB ! Report
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
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