Dr Oz: What’s The Healthiest Nut Butter?
What goes better with bread than nut butter? Dr Oz wanted to find out which nut butter is truly best, so he took a closer look at cashew butter, peanut butter, and almond butter. He had his audience try all three, putting them to the “nut butter and jelly test.” He then selected the biggest fan of each nut butter to hear why, before explaining his personal view.
Dr Oz: Peanut, Cashew, & Almond Butter
The first woman selected cashew butter as her favorite, saying that she puts it on everything and even in her smoothies. Dr Oz revealed that two tablespoons in 190 calories and three grams of saturated fat with 2 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein, which he said was reasonable.
The next woman selected peanut butter, which also had 190 calories, as well as 2 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein. Dr Oz’s favorite way to enjoy peanut butter is with his own honey. Third was almond butter, which contained 190 calories 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of fiber, and 7 grams of protein. Dr Oz favored almond butter, but agreed that all three were pretty much the same nutritionally!
Dr Oz: Kitchen Hacks To Ripen Fruit & Dry Herbs
Dr Oz then invited a chef from America’s Test Kitchen to reveal some of her best kitchen shortcuts. First, was an easy way to ripen fruit. If you have unripe bananas, lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and then roast in a low 250-degree oven for about 15-25 minutes. They’ll get very dark and soft and will taste sweeter, which is perfect for banana bread.
Next, save hundreds of herbs by washing them, wrapping them in a towel, and microwaving them for about a minute until they dry out. They will then last for about a year in an airtight container!
Dr Oz: How To Chop An Onion
To chop an onion, you want to chop off the end opposite of the stem first, then slice through the root end to cut the onion in half. Then, pull back the skin of the outer layer, and use the skin as a handle to hold the onion with your claw-like hand. Cut vertically, leaving the root end intact, then cut horizontally, creating a small dice. If you light a candle, it will help keep you from crying while cutting onions.
Finally, if you need a lot of fresh-ground pepper, you can use a power drill attached to your pepper grinder. Go slow as to not burn the pepper, but you’re left with a lot faster of a grind!