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Old 08-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Today I Found Out There Is No Sugar Free Peanut Butter

I have a jar of Kroger's natural crunchy peanut butter and the ingredients list only roasted peanuts and salt. But when I look at the nutrition info it lists 2g "Sugars" in the total carb count of 6g. I knew that peanuts had carbs but I wasn't aware they had any naturally occurring sugars. Am I the only idiot who never noticed this before? And I'm always reading nutrition labels!

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Old 08-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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All vegetables, nuts and seeds (and other things) have naturally occurring sugars.
What you want is no *added* sugar
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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What Dottie said.

And peanuts are legumes, which puts them slightly higher than actual nuts in terms of natural sugars.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Dottie View Post
All vegetables, nuts and seeds (and other things) have naturally occurring sugars.What you want is no *added* sugar
Exactly! Seems to me everything but most meats and fish have some amt of carbs in them, from trace amts to countable amts, and you plan for that. My goal is an average of 30 grams a day, which allows me more than meat and fish. And I have been able to slowly but very surely lose weight w/this and remain satisfied with my woe. And even if you're stricter and want or need to stay under 20 grams a day, you get to decide where to spend those grams, right?

So while it's good to know that most things do contain some carbs, even things you thought didn't, it's not a reason to not enjoy them, as long as you know what you're putting in your mouth in terms of carbs, and observing the effect or lack of effect that has on your goals.
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