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Fast Facts About Peanut Butter

Posted: March 10, 2022

Peanut butter breakdown

Peanut Butter Calories

Wondering how many calories in peanut butter? For all flavors of our RX Peanut Butter a 32 gram serving (otherwise known as two tablespoons or one squeeze pack) has 180 calories. In general peanut butter is a high calorie food because it is high in healthy, unsaturated fats. Peanut butter also contains many essential vitamins and minerals.


Peanut Butter Protein

If your next question was "how much protein in peanut butter?" we've got the answer. All flavors of RX Peanut Butter contain between 8-9 grams of protein in a two-tablespoon serving. RX Peanut Butter ups the protein ante by including one entire egg white per two tablespoon serving. This addition makes our peanut butter even higher in protein than the stuff you used to take out of your lunchbox.


Is peanut butter safe for dogs?

Generally the fewer added ingredients like salt and sugar that a peanut butter contains the better it is for your dog. While peanut butter that contains added sugar and salt isn't the best for Fido- peanut butter made with Xylitol is an absolute no-no. Xylitol is a sugar substitute most commonly found in gum but also in some brands of peanut butter. When a dog consumes xylitol, it acts as an intense insulin release stimulator and causes a severe drop in blood sugar. This blood sugar drop is known as hypoglycemia can lead to a loss of coordination and weakness at low levels and coma, seizures, and death at high levels. RX Peanut Butter does not contain xylitol.


When is national peanut butter day?

National Peanut Butter Day happens every year on January 24th. The holiday was first established by the National Peanut Board to promote the sticky substance that Americans have been eating since the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.


Can peanut butter make you fat? 

Overconsuming anything besides celery can probably make you fat, peanut butter is no exception to this. The good news is that peanut butter contains protein and RX Peanut Butter with its added egg white contains even more. Increasing protein in your diet might help you to keep from overindulging.


Which peanut butter is keto friendly?

All flavors of RX Peanut Butter are keto friendly. Our peanut butter contains only six grams of net carbs per serving but nine grams of protein. This makes RX Peanut Butter a staple item for many who are keto conscious.


Will peanut butter freeze? 

You don't need to freeze our peanut butter, or any peanut butter, to extend its shelf life if you plan on eating it within two to three months of opening it. The low moisture content and high oil content will keep your sticky snack shelf stable for up to a year if it's unopened and two to three months if opened. If for some reason you are compelled to freeze your peanut butter, have no fear, it will freeze solid but will not lose any flavor or texture and it will thaw back to normal.


When was peanut butter made? 

Your social studies teacher lied to you, George Washington Carver did not invent peanut butter. The Inca and Aztec people were mashing peanuts into paste more than 1,500 years ago. The first patent for peanut butter was applied for by Canadian chemist Marcellus Gilmore Edson in 1884. G.W. Carver did however discover over 300 uses for the peanut while working at the Tuskegee Institute ranging from antiseptics to wall board! This is probably why he is credited with the invention of peanut butter.

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