Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Food Finds - Peanut Butter


A few weeks ago at one of my WW meetings a member mentioned PB2.  They said that there was very few points for this type of PB.  I LOVE peanut butter so I decided to check it out.  In short I LOVE this product!

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter - 85% Less Fat and Calories - 6.5 OzPB2 is powdered peanut butter and while some stores carry it I decided to purchase it on line from Bell Plantation's website (the company that makes this product). 
On the label it reads: "peanuts are first slow roasted then pressed to remove the fat and oil."

To make the powder into peanut butter you add 1TB of water to 2TB of PB2 (powdered peanuts).  For texture this is a little bit less stick to your mouth than regular peanut butter HOWEVER if you add a little less water than directed you can get the same stick to your mouth feel as regular peanut butter.

 For peanut butter I typically purchase Teddy Brand Unsalted smooth.  This is pretty darn close to it.  The only down side is there is some added salt and sugar.  What I find funny is Teddy Brand PB has .5g of sugar per TB and they don't add any sugar to their product.  I called them to ask why and apparently there is sugar naturally found in the peanuts themselves.  Perhaps in the processing of PB2 they added sugar as it was lost in the processing of pressing out the oil?  Anyhow I give PB2 a two thumbs up and this will be a staple in my home.  It's not cheap but worth the trade in money vs. fat.  Now I can eat PB and not miss out or limit myself to 1 tsp measure.

1 rounded TB of PB2 (2TB of  PB2 powder mixed with 1TB of water) is 1 WW points plus and 1 TB of regular PB is 2.5 WW points plus. 

If you are used to eating Skippy or Jiff this PB may not be for you ( I love Skippy and it's my go to 'junk food' peanut butter every once in five years).

Serving Size Prepared - 1TB measurePB2Teddy Brand Peanut Butter (unsalted, no sugar)
Calories4595
Fat Calories1370
Total Fat 1.5g8g
Sat. Fat0g1g
Trans Fat <.01g0g
Cholesterol<0.01mg0mg
Sodium94 mg0mg
Total Carb.5g3.5g
Fiber 2g1.5
Sugars1g.5g
Protein5g4g
Vitamin A<1%Not Listed
Vitamin C0%Not Listed
Calcium<1%1%
Iron 0%2%


Enjoy!



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