Peanut Butter- All you need to know about this Super Food

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Most people tend to think f peanut butter and other nut butters as treats. Treats that only the better placed amongst us in society can enjoy. It is that fancy thing that you apply on one side of the bread, mix it with jelly because that’s what the USA does and then relish it for a snack or sometimes as a part of your tiffin [especially if you’re school or college going].

It also forms an integral part of recipes that hobby and professional bakers put together ever so often. Cookies, brownies, smoothies, chocolates, the list is endless because the flavor is not only delicious, it is also very cohesive with a lot of other baked goods that help to make one rather delicious desert.

The perception about peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters is only now changing. People have stopped viewing it as an indulgence or a child friendly treat any more. With food science slowly and surely becoming more pronounced and with fitness becoming a way of life rather than a marketing gimmick, there has recently been a sharp and much welcome focus on super foods. These are foods which when consumed correctly have the nutrition to help transform your body from unhealthy and sluggish to healthy and inherently fit.

Popping a super food heavy diet will not give you instant six pack abs. Neither will it help you “drop those last 5 pounds”. It will however help you build a stronger immunity and a fitter system that will leave you in good stead for the rest of your life. Peanut Butter is also part of that super food grouping. So let’s understand what actually goes into transforming this treat from indulgent and extravagant to being an integral part of a nutritious and healthy diet.


Peanut Butter is classified as a super food because of the many super nutritional elements that go into making a jar of this delicious, smooth, creamy and healthy spread.



Yes a well-made spread is usually very rich in protein and usually contains seven.02 grams of macromolecule per 2-tbsp of servings. This helps to fulfill the required and necessary counts of 46 grams and 56 grams for ladies and gents respectively. While these counts vary by age, gender and activity levels, the protein content in peanut butter helps a long way in helping you reach your daily protein target. Especially, if you are a vegetarian or vegan.



Magnesium is another important nutrient that the body needs to be replenished with correctly and regularly. With fifty seven milligrams of Magnesium, every serving helps towards the required daily intake of 400–420 mg in men and 310–320 in ladies. Magnesium as a nutrient is important for health because it plays a part in forming over three hundred chemical processes and reactions within the human body.



Peanut Butter is also known to be rich in phosphorous. Phosphorus helps the body to create healthy cells and bones and helps cells to provide energy. A serving of peanut butter usually contains 107 milligrams of phosphorus, which is equivalent to 3 % of the required daily intake of 700 milligrams for adults.



Hard to believe, isn’t it, that your favourite spread actually has metallic properties to it as well. But zinc is an imperative nutrient that helps the body with a boost of immunity, macromolecule synthesis, and deoxyribonucleic acid formation. A serving of peanut butter provides 0.85 milligrams of zinc. This might not seem much but it counts for 7.7 % of the counseled daily intake of eleven milligrams for men, and 10.6 % of eight milligrams for ladies.



Niacin is one of those elements on the periodic table which very few would have heard of on their dining tables. Its core advantages lie in facilitating digestion, better operation for the nerve structure in the body and in the manufacturing of energy for daily use. Peanut butter contains 4r.21 mg of B vitamin per serving, which makes a helpful contribution towards the counseled intake of fourteen to sixteen milligrams per person.


Vitamin B-6

Vitamin B-6 may be one of the lesser known and lesser discussed proteins when you’re being all active at the gyms of in the clubs and at the pools but it most certainly has its uses. B-6 plays a job in over one hundred protein reactions within the body and is deemed necessary for heart and system health. A serving of peanut butter has close to 14% of an adult’s daily requirement of 1.3 milligrams.

Now that we’ve told you all the boring stuff about peanut butter nutrition, lets jazz up this article by giving you some fun advice on how best to assimilate peanut butter into your daily routine in a way that it becomes a part of a healthy diet and not just a treat or an indulgence. Hang onto all your chef hats now.


Peanut butter daily keeps you happy and healthy

 So before you get all excited about scoffing down large portions of peanut butter, it’s only fair that we remind you to please regulate its intake in your diet. Do bare in mind that only two tablespoons of peanut butter amounts to 200 calories at a time. Instead try to follow these eating tips below to not just get your daily peanut butter fix but also keep it a healthy and interesting option in your diet as well.


On a Sandwich

We cannot possibly ask you to eat peanut butter and deprive you of the classic PB and J sandwich. However we can council you on making it with either whole fruit or a low sugar jelly, and with whole-grain bread to make this indulgence guilt free as well.


As a Topping

Spreading a proportionately generous layer on some yummy rice cakes and adding some fresh banana slices, makes for a delightful dessert. And if the usage of ingredients is moderated, it makes for a healthy and nutritious bite to eat too.


As a Dressing

No Thai recipe is ever complete without the use of peanuts. Go totally Masterchef on your family by whipping up a Thai peanut dressing for salads, with rice vinegar, soy sauce, and honey to go with a spoonful of decadent peanut butter.


As a Smoothie

This one’s easy. Use a dollop of peanut butter to add substance to your morning or work out smoothie. High in protein and other important nutrients, this will fit in to most prescribed diet plans.


As a Dip

Yup. Plain, simple, hassle free and delicious. Forgot to add nutritious to that list. Apple or pear slices taste a whole lot better when they are dipped into a little peanut butter.


As an Accompaniment

Peanut Butter works as a wonderful accompaniment to healthy bowls of food such as oatmeal, yoghurts and porridge. It adds the exotic flavor that you crave while also providing a boost of healthy and nutritious elements to your meal.

Now that we have you salivating on how to best use your jar of peanut butter, hang on with us for just a little while longer as we also tell you about the many benefits that peanut butter brings to your diet.


Health Benefits of Peanut Butter


Shed the Pounds

 Having a daily dose of peanuts through peanut butter helps you to better manage hunger pans and keeps you relatively full. This results in you not over eating too much and hence arrests the weight gain process.


The Good Fats

There is good fat and the not so good fat and the fat content in peanut butter is wholesome monounsaturated fat, which is supposed to be the best kind of fat for your body.


Heart Happy

Peanut Butter has an atomic number of 19 which is a macromolecule that lowers the chance of high force per unit area, stroke and cardiopathy.


Fiber Viber

Peanut Butter is a high fibrous food which helps with viscus health, healthy fats, and magnesium to fortify your bones and muscles, and antioxidants.


Energy Booster

 When consumed in sensible doses, the amount of healthy fats and macromolecule in peanut butter ensures that you are consuming calories which will soon turn to much needed energy to better you’re your body.


Pumping Proper

 Peanut butter is known to be great for better blood circulation. It’s inherent supply of iron, magnesium, and atomic number 19 helps the body maintain the correct blood flow while circulating blood to different organs.


We have also listed below some of the best, healthiest and most nutritional accompaniments that you can pair your daily dose of peanut butter with. Take a look.

  • With A cup of milk
  • With bread as breakfast
  • As a pre and post workout snack
  • With cookies
  • With bananas
  • With oats
  • With fudge
  • With apple
  • With hummus


The Butternut Co.


Understanding the role healthy foods play in connecting people and families together, The Butternut Co. envisages ‘happy health to every household one jar at a time’ as its motto. In order to bring this vision into fruition, The Butternut Co. has a wide array of products just to ensure that it caters to people with varied tastes.

Just as every jar of nut butter is more than nuts and natural ingredients, The Butternut Co. is more than just good health and great food. With a firm belief that people should be carefree when it comes to having food, The Butternut Co. raises a spoon filled with goodness to one and all.

The Butternut Co. has a wide range of peanut butters that one can indulge in depending of their flavor profiles, palate preferences and of course their dietary and health requirements. While the main ingredient in peanut butter is quite obviously peanuts, the Butternut Co. also insists in adding a generous dollop of tender loving care in all the jars that it creates.


  • Peanut Butter Unsweetened Creamy
  • Peanut Butter Unsweetened Crunchy
  • Peanut Butter Unsweetened Organic
  • Honey Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate peanut Butter


The Butternut Co. ensures that its jars of nut butters and peanut butters are created using only the finest ingredients and keeping in mind health before any other parameter. These expertly created recipes are tried and tested rigorously and have a whole world of health benefits attached to a measured daily consumption of them.


  • A high protein intake
  • Unsweetened and 100% Trans fats-free
  • Full with the goodness of whey protein
  • Made with perfectly roasted peanuts
  • Rich in dietary fiber that boosts your digestion system
  • Perfect blend of taste and nutrition
  • Gluten-free with no added sugar
  • Suitable across all age groups
  • 100% vegetarian
  • No Hydrogenated oil, sugar, gluten, trans fat and cholesterol
  • Effective for weight management and muscle mass
  • Ready to eat

You can purchase our specially formulated peanut butters online directly from The Butternut Co. We are also ell stocked across your favourite stores and other super markets. For bulk orders don’t hesitate to mail us at / Call us for any further inquiries on +91 9819134617.



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