Ambrosia Peanut Butter Crunchy 100% Organic 375g
Peanut butter is one of the world's most popular spreads. It's relatively unprocessed and is basically just peanuts, often roasted, that are ground until they turn into a paste. It tastes delicious, the texture is amazing and the way it sticks to the roof of your mouth before it melts is wonderful. At least that's how we've seen connoisseurs describe it.
Of course, not everyone can enjoy peanuts. Some people are allergic, and for a small percentage of the population, they can literally kill.
Some types often contain additional Ingredients that modify the taste or texture, such as salt, sweeteners, vegetable oils and even trans-fat. Eating too much added sugar and trans fat has been linked to various health problems, such as heart disease.
For all purposes, the health effects of regular peanuts should be almost identical to those of peanut butter since it's essentially just ground peanuts, so rather than buying junk food, choose real peanut butter. It should contain nothing but peanuts and maybe a bit of salt.
Ambrosia Organic Peanut Butter is untouched by nasty chemicals. No oil has been added to make it smoother, not emulsifiers to prevent the oil from spreading.
· High in protein
· Low in carbs
· Low GI
· High in healthy fats
· Source of vitamins & minerals
Peanut butter is a fairly nutritious and balanced energy source that supplies all of the three macronutrients. A 100g portion of peanut butter contains: Carbohydrate: 20 grams of carbs (13% of calories), of which are fibre, Protein: 25 grams of protein (15% of calories), which is quite a lot compared to most other plant foods Fat: 50 grams of fat, totalling about 72% of calories
Even though peanut butter is fairly protein rich, it's low in the essential amino acid methionine Peanuts belong to the legume family, which also includes beans, peas and lentils. For those who rely on peanut butter or beans as their main protein source, methionine insufficiency is a real risk. Pure peanut butter contains only 20% carbs, making it suitable for a low-carb diet. However, since peanut butter is very high in fat, a 100-gram portion contains a hefty dose of 588 calories. Despite their high calorie content, eating moderate amounts of pure peanut butter or whole peanuts is perfectly fine on a weight-loss diet; its high protein content helps you recover after a workout.
Because of the low glycaemic score of peanuts, consuming them regularly can help keep blood sugar stable and lower your diabetes risk. These Benefits have been partly attributed to oleic acid, one of the main fats in peanuts. Half of the fat in peanut butter is made up of oleic acid, a healthy type of monounsaturated fat also found in high amounts in olive oil. Oleic acid has been linked to several health Benefits, such as improved insulin sensitivity. Peanut butter also contains some linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid abundant in most vegetable oils, and is packed with vitamins and minerals including copper, folate, B vitamins, and manganese, biotin, iron, potassium, zinc and selenium along with antioxidants.
Roasted peanuts, salt
Packed in Australia from imported Ingredients