Peanut butter is a great plant-based source of protein

Peanut butter is a great plant-based source of protein, with 25g of protein per 100g of peanut butter 🥜

One or two tablespoons of peanut butter on a daily basis is both delicious and healthy.

However, make sure to choose the real peanut butter, 100% peanuts ⚠️

It’s basically just roasted peanuts grounded until they turn into a paste. Nothing more! You can even make it at home, so easy 😉

Unfortunately most commercial brands add palm oil, saturated fats, salt, sugar, or even milk.

This is not only bad for your health, but also for the environment (see our post on palm oil and dairy products)

Palm oil is not bad in itself, but because it is used in so many products, the demand is huge and it drives deforestation because huge areas of tropical forests and other ecosystems are being stripped to plant palms.

Real peanut butter is a fairly balanced source of energy. A 100g portion of peanut butter provides 20g of carbs (6g of which are fiber), 25g of protein and 50g of fat (oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat).

Of course, eat it with moderation! Don’t binge on it, because it is high in calories. You can eat it as a dip for vegetables and fruits, condiment for salads, spread for bread, etc.

If you are allergic to peanuts, there are alternatives like tahini, sunflower seed butter, etc.

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