Suppression

Peanut butter

Category: Food

Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description

Peanut butter is made by crushing dry roasted peanuts into a paste which either still has bits of the nut as solid pieces [crunchy peanut butter] or has been crushed until it is a smooth paste [smooth peanut butter]. As peanuts are an oily nut, the resulting paste is like a sort of 'butter', but there is no butter in peanut butter, the oil is about one-half monounsaturated fats and one-third polyunsaturated fats, with the remaining 15 percent saturated fats.

For some poor people with nut allergies, peanuts are anything but healthy, peanut butter can cause severe reactions, including anaphylactic shock, which can lead to death if not treated immediately. But for those of us without any allergies, peanuts provide protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, resveratrol arginine,and high levels of the antioxidant p-coumaric acid.

It thus has healing capabilities

Background

The best peanut butter does not contain hydrogenated vegetable oils. Hydrogenated peanut butter contains a small amount of hydrogenated vegetable oils, which are high in saturated fats, “thought to be a cause of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and stroke”; these oils are added to prevent the peanut oil from separating from the ground peanuts. Peanuts and natural peanut butter, i.e., ground, dry roasted peanuts without added oils, do not contain hydrogenated oils or trans fats.

Method

Peanut butter is delicious added to Indonesian style dishes and with chicken and bananas. It goes well with chocolate, oatmeal, cheese, sambals, pickles, home made mayonnaise, olives, onions, horseradish, bacon, Marmite, or Vegemite in a sandwich made with whole grain bread or on toast.

It can be used to stuff raw courgettes, cucumbers and celery, and tomatoes. Onions can be stuffed with a mixture of peanut butter and wholegrain cooked rice and then baked in the oven and served as a vegetable with chicken or pork. So the spead is actually quite versatile

How it works

see the observations - the various vitamins and minerals in the spread achieve different healing effects

 

Advantages

Delicious

Inexpensive

Freely available

Disadvantages

Can't think of any

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