Dr Oz: Creamy VS Powdered Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is not only tasty, but it’s pretty healthy too. But what about powdered peanut butter? He had investigative reporter Elisabeth Leamy do a little research to learn more about the powdered form of the popular spread. Elisabeth first explained that the powdered peanut butter contains peanuts, a little salt, a hint of sugar, and then they press out almost all of the natural oil in the peanuts. That makes it a lot lower in fat, leaving you with powder.
Dr Oz pointed out that regular peanut butter contains 190 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 3 grams of sugar. While there are some good things about creamy peanut butter, that calorie content can be a big bummer for many people. Powdered peanut butter has just 45 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of sugar. Dr Oz was certainly intrigued, and Elisabeth admitted that she actually loves powdered peanut butter!
Dr Oz: Should You Switch To Powdered Peanut Butter?
To make it, you just add an equal amount of water per tablespoon of powder. Mix it up and eat it just as you would regular peanut butter. When Dr Oz reached out to some of the top nutritionists in their fields to find out if they would recommend powdered peanut butter to their patients, and only two said yes. The other eight said they haven’t recommended it because the fats in peanut butter are the good kinds of fat. Dr Oz found powdered peanut butter reasonable simply because of the calorie difference.
Dr Oz then turned to three women who taste-tested regular and powdered peanut butter. One woman liked the powdered version, the second like the regular peanut butter, and the third was a bit split. The big difference between the two is the price. Powdered peanut butter costs as much as twice the amount of regular peanut butter.
So where do you stand? Would you or do you use powdered peanut butter? Would you consider switching?