It's packed with nutrients.
According to The United States Department of Agriculture, peanut butter is packed with powerful anxioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, and immunity-boosting B vitamins. Research has shown that eating peanuts regularly can decrease the risk of heart disease and other chronic health conditions, and can also help lower the risk of developing diabetes.
We know exactly what's in it.
There are really only two ingredients in good-quality natural peanut butter: peanuts and salt. Which means it's vegan and gluten-free!
Furry friends love it too!
Peanut butter is a healthy treat your dog can enjoy too! There are lots of great recipes out there for homemade dog treats, but we love the Humane Society's peanut butter Popsicles or the peanut butter cookies from Martha Stewart Pets.
It's in one of the best sandwiches ever created.
Peanut butter and jelly. These two spreads were meant to be together. The great taste, nutritional value, and affordability make this dynamic duo a match made in heaven. They’ve stuck together and stuck around, continuing to be one of America’s most loved sandwiches.
It has saved the world from hunger -- more times than one.
Although no one is really sure who first invented it, peanut butter has been around for a long time. In 1895, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (yes, that Kellogg) made one of the first ever documented peanut butter spreads. Long after peanut butter became a staple in many households, a new peanut butter paste was created by a French scientist in 1996 as a way to create a fast, ready-to-eat, nutritional food for malnourished children in underdeveloped countries. This desire to end world hunger using superfoods like peanut butter is still alive today. Here at Yumbutter, we founded the BuyOne:FeedOne Program. We partner with Primeros Pasos, a non profit organization, to get our nutbutters to Guatamalans in need.
You can eat it any time, anywhere.
Last, but certainly not least, peanut butter is versatile. Whether it’s creamy or chunky, peanut butter can be spread, mixed into noodles, or turned into a delicious sauce. The possibilities are endless!
Photography by Anna.