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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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1CRAZYDOG 4/3/2021
LOVE the crunchy peanut butter! And PB2 regular and chocolate . . . so good in oatmeal. Report
SALLIE5HAW 3/12/2021
I love peanut butter. I have wholemeal toast, with a low fat spread, then top with crunchy peanut butter and slices of banana and a tiny drizzle of maple syrup. Obviously don't have every day, it is an occasional breakfast treat. Report
DIVAGLOW 3/9/2021
I love peanut butter, thanks! Report
Some fun facts Report
KATHYJO56 1/15/2021
Peanut butter is good on so many things Report
V72392 12/26/2020
How can no sugar and sugar added have the same exact carb count? Something is fishy there. Report
CECELW 12/2/2020
I'm definitely a peanut butter and/or almond butter junkie! Report
FRAN0426 8/10/2020
I prefer crunchy peanut butter, but eat both on graham crackers or toasted Italian bread Report
NANAGO1204 8/8/2020
Us girls like crunchy too...I love it! Not a fan of creamy... Report
XREPHA 7/20/2020
You haven't lived until you've tried a PBJ omelette! Yum!! Report
DAN07221954 6/25/2020
Thank you for sharing Report
Spread chunky PB on a lo-cal wrap, banana on it, then roll it up. YUMM! WOMEN DO SO LOVE CHUNKY! Report
Spread chunky PB on a lo-cal wrap, banana on it, then roll it up. YUMM! WOMEN DO SO LOVE CHUNKY! Report
thanks Report
Love peanut butter on toast, no jelly. Report
Thank You...……...our family loves Peanut Butter. Report
Love nut butters with apple slices Report
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
Chunky, but will eat the creamy too Report
thanks Report
I eat only the creamy!! Report
My husband eats peanut butter almost every day, he prefers the natural, creamy, no sugar added kind. Report
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
I loves me some peanut butter Report
Nothing beats a PBJ sandwich but I don't do it very often. Report
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
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