Benefits of Peanut Butter

The United States is one of the biggest markets for peanut butter, but this simple high-protein food is consumed all over the world.

The global market was worth $3.8 billion in 2021, according to market researcher IMARC, and it's still growing.

2 tablespoons (32 grams) of a generic smooth-style peanut butter with salt will provide around 7.2 grams of protein and between 6 and 7 grams of carbohydrates.

A slice of bread or toast is a go-to for many people, but peanut butter can also be combined with fruits and vegetables as a dip.

"There are many nutritious ways to eat peanut butter by using it as a dip for fruits and vegetables like apples, bananas, carrots, or celery," 

"Using peanut butter in this way is beneficial because it not only adds a source of healthy fat to your meal or snack, but can also be used as a way to add fruits and vegetables,"

"These peanut butters do not have any added sugars or oils, which means they have less carbohydrate and saturated fats than peanut butters with other additives."

Some common additives in peanut butter include sugar, palm oil, salt and vegetable oils. Such products are generally less healthy than an additive-free option, Irwin added.

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