Adult Peanut Butter Lovers'
Review by Debbie Mazo
Considered by many to be a staple like bread or milk, peanut butter is found in about 75% of American homes. Dedicated to peanut butter lovers everywhere, the Adult Peanut Butter Lovers' Fan Club has all kinds of reasons why you can have your peanut butter and eat it, too.
About one-third of the peanut crop cultivated in the U.S. is used to make peanut butter. For the best-tasting peanut butter, runner peanuts are preferred because their uniform size helps to achieve evenly roasted nuts. If you've always wondered about the mysteries of how this miracle spread is made, find out the facts in How It's Made. Here, you'll get a play-by-play in the life of a peanut from the farm to the shelling plant to the peanut butter plant. There's also a monthly timeline (from January to December) describing the events in more detail.
Want the skinny on fat? Then, check out the nutritional properties of peanut butter in the Nutrition section. Here, you can check out a nutrient analysis of peanut butter as well as get the lowdown on its fat content (fortunately, 80% of the fat in peanut butter is unsaturated fat which may actually help lower LDL-cholesterol levels in your blood). Find out also how a peanut butter and jam (PB&J) sandwich stacks up against other popular food choices (for example, a PB&J on white bread contains a lower percentage of calories from fat, less saturated fat, and almost no cholesterol compared to items such as a hot dog).
If you think peanut butter is only for sandwiches, think again. This site has assembled a great assortment of recipes including soups, entrees, and, of course, snacks and desserts. For an innovative way to use peanut butter, try the Whole Wheat Pasta with Cucumber and Spicy Peanut Sauce. Or, if you're really adventurous, experiment with the Peanut Soup lightly flavored with sautéed onion and celery. If you're in need of some basics, there's also plenty of help on roasting your own peanuts or making homegrown peanut butter.
No longer just for kids, adults actually eat more peanut butter each year than children in the U.S. At the Adult Peanut Butter Lovers' Fan Club web page, not only will you satisfy your cravings; you'll also join the more than 60,000 people who have signed up for the Fan Club since its inception 10 years ago.
About the Writer
Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based
in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical
and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities
in food journalism.
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