Powdered peanut butter is one of the most popular snack foods today. There are many different brands and types available. Some are labeled “natural” while others claim to be “all natural.” While some may believe that any type of food containing peanuts is bad for them, there’s no doubt that these foods do contain peanuts! The main ingredient in all varieties of powdered peanut butter is peanuts (the tree nuts).
But what exactly does it mean when they say “peanuts”? Are they just the seeds? Or are they the whole nut itself? Is it the shell too? What about the oil in between those two things? And how much of each is there, anyway? Does it matter if I eat only part of a nut or even none at all?
These are questions that need answering. So let’s take a look at the various types of powdered peanut butter and see what kind of information we can learn from their labels.
Natural Peanut Butter Ingredients
The first thing you’ll notice is that all the products labeled “Peanut Butter” have peanuts listed as one of their main ingredients. They’re not necessarily the same ones used in regular peanut butter either, since some companies use other nuts like almonds or cashews instead.
Still, peanuts are a main part of all these products.
The next thing you’ll notice is that most of them have “peanut flour” listed separately.
What exactly is this?
It’s simply ground up peanuts with the skins removed. The oils remain in the flour as well, making it much more concentrated than regular peanut butter.
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