Peanut Butter, Fresh Ground Unsalted
2 lb jar $12.55
8 lb pail $50.20
Fresh Ground Unsalted Peanut Butter
Fresh ground unsalted peanut butter is the ultimate comfort food, but can have gourmet applications. Unfortunately, all too many Americans are familiar only with the highly processed stuff, packed with hydrogenated oils, sugar and salt. That stuff tastes a lot less “peanutty” than our fresh-ground product, consisting exclusively of dry-roasted, granulated peanuts that undergo a coarse grind. The result is a butter with both crunch and creaminess—and significant health benefits. Nearly 80 percent of its fat is monounsaturated (mostly oleic acid) and polyunsaturated (mostly linoleic acid). Those healthy fats moderate blood sugar levels, reduce triglycerides, boost heart-friendly HDLs and lower dangerous LDLs. Just two tablespoons of fresh, unadulterated peanut butter also contain 16 percent of an adult’s protein needs. Significant levels of potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, niacin and Vitamins B6 and E, as well as fiber, round out the healthy profile.
Natural peanut butter has its own subtle sweetness and doesn’t need the sugar added to the highly processed stuff. Those sweeteners typically account for 7 percent of the volume. You won’t miss the added sugar and your waistline, heart and pancreas will thank you. Subtly sweet peanut butter pairs well with fruit snacks and smoothies and figures in many dessert recipes, from cookies to muffins. Its earthy quality enhances such savory dishes as Asian dipping sauces. Its texture thickens a wide array of sauces and dressings. No discussion of peanut butter recipes is complete, of course, without mentioning the PBJ sandwich. That staple of American childhood still tastes great.
Back in the 12th century, the Aztecs mashed locally grown peanuts into a kind of paste. The product as we know it today, however, dates from late 19th century America, where various inventors patented peanut-grinding processes. Americans had been growing peanuts in bulk since the early 1800s. The subterranean legumes thrive in southern states. The United States remains a major peanut producer, topped only by China and India.
For wholesale buyers we offer our fresh-ground peanut butter in bulk, in 8-pound pails. Individual shoppers may prefer our 2-pound jar.