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Old 05-23-2010, 04:45 AM   #1
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LowCarb Peanut Butter?

Hello LC friends,

I really would like to have a small amount on my oppsie roll, all the peanut butters I find are loaded with sugar.
What brand do you buy and does it taste like peanut butter? I tried a diabetic brand at our market... oh boy it was like grease butter in a jar I don't think it had one peanut in it.

Help!
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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Try natural peanut butter - you know the kind, with the oil on top because all it contains is peanuts. A lower carb alternative is almond butter.

If you have a Trader Joes around you, they carry natural peanut butter that has flax mixed in.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:03 AM   #3
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Try natural peanut butter - you know the kind, with the oil on top because all it contains is peanuts. A lower carb alternative is almond butter.

If you have a Trader Joes around you, they carry natural peanut butter that has flax mixed in.
oh my gosh! We do have a Traders by me
What is the brand that has flax in it please? I would not know what to look for.

Excited!!
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:06 AM   #4
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I think it's Trader Joe's own brand. Just check the labels to make sure it's a natural peanut butter - it should just have peanuts and sald (and there are salt free ones as well). The flax one will obviously also have flax in it.

They generally have a wide variety of natural nut butters - almond and sunflower are probably the lowest in net carbs. Cashew is fairly high.
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When you are used to commercial peanut butter with the hydrogenated oils in it, the natural stuff just doesn't taste right. It takes a lot of working at it to finally come to accept it as peanut butter. That may be what NoSun is referring to--it is oily as all get out.

To be honest, the natural peanut butters, while they really do taste more like peanuts, are probably not going to make you happy. Try them anyway though.
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I like Smucker's natural peanut butter....just pb and salt...
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I was never a peanut butter fan, but one of my new low carb faves is Macadamia Nut Butter. 2 Tablespoons is 1 net carb.
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I also love the Smucker's natural chunky!! No sugar!
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:53 AM   #9
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Personally I learned early on that the cheapest and also best way to get allowable peanut butter was to make it myself. Just throw peanuts into a food processor and set it to high. Let them run for around 10 minutes or so and you'll get peanut butter. I find it doesn't taste oily like the "natural" ones because it's fresh.

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I love almond butter!
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I use Whole Foods pb with just peanuts and salt and it's surprisingly cheap.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:37 AM   #12
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I bought the no sugar added and it has alot of oil in it, or it appears. Its all natural. Very low carbs. I took a huge heaping 2 tablespoons out. Mixed a package of splenda and added salt. OMG its fantastic and just what I needed. Dipped my celery in it and I am charged up once again.

Its the little things :P
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The Kirkland organic peanut butter from Costco is perfect. If you don't like to deal with the oil on the top, put it in the fridge upside down overnight before you open it.
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The only reason I venture into Walmart is for their brand of natural peanut butter: Naturally More.
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There's a natural peanut butter brand that my Mama used to buy when we were kids. But it has sugar in it It's this one. Oh I miss it so...
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I like the Smuckers Natural Organic - found it has less salt than the non-organic and I have to watch my salt intake because of water retention...

Once you get used to natural, the regular is good but almost too sweet sometimes...
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I like peanut butter that isn't made with roasted nuts. Some Smuckers and Whole Foods are both just peanuts and salt. It's the one thing that cheap at WFs.
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the Smucker's organic is really good, also the Trader Joes (love TJ's). Some of the health food store brands are way too expensive and I have found some of them taste rancid. It's gotta be fresh or uggg.
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I'm going to have to try the upside-down thing for the oil! Also, the almond butter and macademia butter sound interesting.
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I bought some organic sugar free peanut butter today (not sure what brand, i'm in the UK) for when i'm ready to have some, and it's 10g carbs per 100g..does anyone know what that would be per tbsp roughly?

I love my pb, haven't had any in 3 weeks!
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I also love the Smucker's natural chunky!! No sugar!
yum! i made peanut butter cookies with the last of my jar yesterday!!!!
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i'm also a big fan of almond butter and sunflower butter. good stuff!
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yum! i made peanut butter cookies with the last of my jar yesterday!!!!
Would you please post the recipe?

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i'm not good with recipes but i basically follow a regular pb cookies recipe and sub the sweetner with diabetisweet brown sugar and splenda, i also sub the flour for low carb bake mix or splendid bake mix or protein powder or flax or whatever i have in stock.

sorry i know thats not helpful but i am a natural tweaker and rarely follow recipes.
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i'm not good with recipes but i basically follow a regular pb cookies recipe and sub the sweetner with diabetisweet brown sugar and splenda, i also sub the flour for low carb bake mix or splendid bake mix or protein powder or flax or whatever i have in stock.

sorry i know thats not helpful but i am a natural tweaker and rarely follow recipes.
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I'm surprised that nobody mentioned Laura Scudders brand. I've found it in every grocery store I've been in. It's all natural... peanuts and salt for some, just peanuts and no salt in others. I grew up on it. And yes, turn it over and the oil goes to the bottom, which makes it easier to mix into the peanut butter (use a table knife and pump up and down like you're churning butter). Then, keep it in the fridge and it won't separate again.
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My favorite it Trader Joe's house brands. They spread well and taste really good. It didn't take me too long to get used to. I usually buy the Organic one.

Peanut Butter is like Chocolate to me. If I could only have one I would choose PB over chocolate any day!

I love it on an oopsie roll with a little bit of sf jelly. Yummmm!
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Question, these natural PB, with no preservitives.. what is the shelf life after opening? I didnt know to keep it in the fridge and hubby made me throw a whole jar out after 10 days. what a waste!!
Any one know??
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Question, these natural PB, with no preservitives.. what is the shelf life after opening? I didnt know to keep it in the fridge and hubby made me throw a whole jar out after 10 days. what a waste!!
Any one know??
I don't keep whole nuts in the refrigerator so why would ground nuts go bad in the cupboard? The reason to refrigerate them is so that the oils do not separate again. That's all.
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I don't keep whole nuts in the refrigerator so why would ground nuts go bad in the cupboard? The reason to refrigerate them is so that the oils do not separate again. That's all.

Because nuts and seeds: contain oils that can easily go rancid. You can keep nuts up to 4 months in the fridge and 8 months in the freezer. Alton Brown from the Food Network says natural pb can last up to 2 months in the fridge-didn't say for unrefrigerated.

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