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Old 11-05-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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Natural no sugar peanut butter - no stirring needed

I need a really and truly smooth peanut butter, with no added sugars. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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Jif Natural. Calories in Jif Natural Peanut Butter - Nutrition Facts, and Healthy Alternatives | LIVESTRONG.COM

Even though it's only 5 net carbs per serving, I keep it as a special treat only to keep my carb count low.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #3
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Jif has sugar in it.

I like Skippy natural but that also has a small amount of sugar. Its not a 100% sugar free PB.
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Jif has sugar in it.

I like Skippy natural but that also has a small amount of sugar. Its not a 100% sugar free PB.
Yeah, I haven't seen any 100% sugar free that are easy to find at a place like Wal-Mart or Target. Maybe Whole Foods has some, but living out in Alabama horse country limits my desire to drive an hour for groceries. :P
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
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Oooh, and checking the Skippy, it only has 1 net carb per serving. 3 grams of sugar for both Skippy and Jif is better than 24 grams of regular peanut better, I guess...
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Oooh, and checking the Skippy, it only has 1 net carb per serving. 3 grams of sugar for both Skippy and Jif is better than 24 grams of regular peanut better, I guess...
Skippy natural is 4g of carbs net. It has 6g carbs and 2g fiber per 2 Tablespoons. I usually have 1 tablespoon only. Worth the 2 carbs. It's super yummy.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:59 PM   #7
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The fresh ground doesn't separate when I get it right from the machine. When I make my own in my food processor it doesn't separate either. If you store your jar upside down it is much easier to stir the oil in.
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the basic rule for health here, as I see from the best information now, is "don't eat damaged fats." fats are damaged by any number of the things people do to make processed foods. for example, any oils that don't taste of what they come from and are clear are probably processed in ways that damage them and make them unhealthy.

peanut butter is another food where the processing can easily damage the fats. the whole point of eating the natural instead of the hydrogenated is for health reasons, and anything that causes the oil to remain totally in solution is probably going to be just as bad as the hydrogenated veg. oils.

I've never found the storing upside down helps at all, but many of them stay mixed if you do it once.

I was delighted to find the regular, non-sale price for Whole Foods brand natural peanut butter is $1.99 a jar. That's a sale price for the non-natural brands around here.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:33 PM   #9
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I buy the grind your own kind at Fred Meyers (Kroger)... it's really smooth and cheap - $1.99 per 16 oz.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #10
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Whole Foods does have some no-stir peanut butter. It has no sugar and uses palm oil to keep it from separating.
If you can't find that, the Skippy Natural isn't awful. It also uses palm oil to keep things smooth. Just don't overdo it because of the little bit of sugar.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:38 PM   #11
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I love the Trader Joe's brand of natural peanut butter. You DO have to stir it. But just stir it once, and then keep it in the fridge. Doesn't separate that way.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:38 PM   #12
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THE BEST is.... Peanut Butter and Co. Old fashioned smooth

It is thick, oily and creamy.
It could use a good stir, but the butter is so thick, the oil sits well on it. I keep it in the fridge.

Ingredients: Peanuts, Salt

SOOO CREAMY

I could eat the whole jar!
Carbs: 6 gram for 2 tbsp.
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:23 AM   #13
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Most natural ones you have to stir but not all. Adams, Laura Scudders, Kirkland Organic (Costco) all only have peanuts and salt. Those that have the oil on top, once it's stirred and put in the refrigerator, it stays mixed pretty good. The last time I had to stir some and it was too tough, I took it all out and put it in my Cuisinart with the bread dough plastic blade and it mixed right up perfect. Then I put it back in the jar and in the fridge.
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My problem with peanut butter is what to eat it on if you can't have bread or apples?
I don't care for celery (ew)

I did make a peanut butter 'bar' once out of 100% natural peanut butter (recipe ala Richard K Bernstein Diabetes Solution) and it was alright...but other than that...
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My problem with peanut butter is what to eat it on if you can't have bread or apples?
I don't care for celery (ew)

I did make a peanut butter 'bar' once out of 100% natural peanut butter (recipe ala Richard K Bernstein Diabetes Solution) and it was alright...but other than that...

Don't need anything to eat it on except a spoon.
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I know it's a little carby, but I use JIF peanut butter as desert nowadays. A big dollop in a bowl and I just scoop a very small amount on the tip of a spoon. I takes forever to eat the dollop that way. Sometimes I use a little bit of sf maple or raspberry syrup. The JIF has about 7 carbs per two tablespoons so I know it's not the best for my woe, but it sure beats the ice cream or the big bowls of breakfast cereal that I use to eat for desert.
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Don't need anything to eat it on except a spoon.
^ this

I buy Teddie's natural crunchy and pour off the oil, no stirring required
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:12 AM   #18
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At my grocery store Wegmans they have fresh peanut butter at there bulk food. Only ingredient peanuts.
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I wouldn't mind stirring if they would only leave more room at the top of the jar so you could stir without spilling.

But if you put it in the fridge, upside down, before you open it, I don't think stirring is an issue.
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Yes, they should leave some room.
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If you have a Costco near you, the Kirkland brand is fabulous! My favorite.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:45 PM   #22
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i try to stay away from pb because it's a food i lose control around.
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i put a little dab of pb on cheese crisp i make in the microwave. Its like a peanut butter cracker
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I need a really and truly smooth peanut butter, with no added sugars. Anyone have any suggestions?
I love Adam's All Natural PB, but you have to stir it once.

I stir and then store upside down in the fridge. The oil never separates again.
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About the only thing I use peanut butter in is my raw milk shakes.
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Thanks everyone for chiming in! I am going to try the whole foods. Wish I had a kroger's near me, because smooth, really smooth is what I am looking for.
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the basic rule for health here, as I see from the best information now, is "don't eat damaged fats." fats are damaged by any number of the things people do to make processed foods. for example, any oils that don't taste of what they come from and are clear are probably processed in ways that damage them and make them unhealthy.

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I've never found the storing upside down helps at all, but many of them stay mixed if you do it once.

I was delighted to find the regular, non-sale price for Whole Foods brand natural peanut butter is $1.99 a jar. That's a sale price for the non-natural brands around here.
Great post. Never gave that a thought prior. Really, really makes sense. Worth the stir in my HO. Thanks RR
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Well I didn't find one that does not require stirring, but I did find one that is ultra-smooth and creamy like conventional peanut butter. Once I stir it up I add 2 pkts. of erythitol sweetner and put it in the fridge. It spreads so smooth and is absolutely scruptious. It's called Crazy Richards. Just peanuts, not even any salt is added!
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I have just making my own lately. It is so easy and so good.
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My problem with peanut butter is what to eat it on if you can't have bread or apples?
I don't care for celery (ew)...
My choice: 1/2 a high fiber WASA Cracker with 1-2 tsp of Skippy Natural....that or scoop it up with a square of frozen 70% green and black dark chocolate! Peanut butter cup anyone??
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