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The labels of commercially popular peanut butter (Jif, Skippy), typically show sugar as the second most abundant ingredient. I am looking for a brand of peanut butter with little or no added sugar.

Please note: I wish to avoid the so-called "natural" variety of peanut butter in which the oil separates from the solids.

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I was at Albertsons a few days ago and i saw one i think it was Jif, with less salt and sugar, i looked at the nutrition facts and sugar was <1 gram in a 180 kcal serving. And if i recall correctly it used palm oil or some other oil to avoid separating into layers. It might be suitable for you

Trader Joes also has a no stir version of its peanut butter but the problem is it contains 2-3g of sugar, its similar to Jif / Skippy regular

I dont think ive ever seen this PB in a grocery store but it would be good if you can find in your neck of the woods https://www.jif.com/products/peanut-but ... nut-butter
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Just a tip, storing it upside down before opening makes stirring much easier. TJ's had just peanuts with or without salt. Costco's Kirkland brand has peanuts and salt. Both require some stirring, but only the first time (well, in my experience, perhaps because I store it in the fridge after opening).
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Adams No-Stir: peanuts, salt, and a bit of oil for emulsifying.
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Kroger has an All-Natural peanut butter. Only peanuts and salt. I eat it on dry Orowheat oat bread 3-4 days a week. It does separate but stirring is not that hard. I don't refrigerate it.
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Peanut Butter & Company is my pick.

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Aldi's "Peanut Delight Peanut Butter" has 2g added sugar for 4g's total. There "Peanut Delight Natural Peanut Butter" only has 3g's total and it's cane sugar vs corn syrup but costs more, also has less salt. I prefer the regular over Jiff and there Natural isn't bad.

There organic version only has 2g's total sugar but I'm not a fan of the taste.
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Many grocery stores have peanut grinding machines in the bulk food area. At Winco grocery stores the sugared peanuts, the cashews, and the almond nut grinders are next to the plain peanut grinder.
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Just get organic peanut butter. I shop at Wegman's.
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Also, try Almond Butter at the health food store.

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FoolMeOnce wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:49 pm Just a tip, storing it upside down before opening makes stirring much easier. TJ's had just peanuts with or without salt. Costco's Kirkland brand has peanuts and salt. Both require some stirring, but only the first time (well, in my experience, perhaps because I store it in the fridge after opening).
+1. Costco brand is a favorite in my house. Follow instructions above
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Teddy’s. Best peanut butter ever. Usually need to stir first time you open, but not again after. If your local stores don’t sell it, Amazon does

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It's not peanut butter, and can't be used like peanut butter, and I have no idea what Michael Pollan would think of it. But my wife and I are making increasing use of a family of products called "peanut butter powder." The brand we see most often in supermarkets is PB2; our local supermarket also has Peanut Wonder and PBFit; and I see that Walmart offers it in their house brand:

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The jar of Peanut Wonder I'm looking at list ingredients as "100% pure peanut butter powder." The stuff definitely tastes like peanuts and has a distinct sweet taste to it, despite having no added sugar. Three tablespoons, 15 grams (about the same weight as a single tablespoon of peanut butter) has 70 calories, 15 calories from fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of sugar. I haven't found any way to turn it into peanut butter or make a sandwich out of it. My wife and I really like to add it to oatmeal or cereal or such things, and she uses it in cooking in things like recipes for peanut butter sauce.

It might have some role to play in your dietary life. It is a peanut-based thing with a peanut flavor that has no added sweetener and yet tastes slightly sweet.

I don't think there's any real solution to natural peanut butter separating other than "learn to stir, learn the tricks, learn to live with it." You can get past the squelching noise and somewhat disgusting appearance, no worse than fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt. We don't do it because frankly when we use peanut butter we like the normal product, sugar and all.
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getthatmarshmallow wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:01 pm Adams No-Stir: peanuts, salt, and a bit of oil for emulsifying.
I wonder if Adams is just a Utah thing because I don't recall seeing it when living in or visiting other states. For us, it's a combination of Adams and grinding our own.
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I used to hate the oil separation in natural PB but now I just take a table knife and spend a couple minutes after first opening mixing it up. After that I have to do very little mixing. I mainly eat Adams but any "peanuts only" brand is probably good. And if I haven't mixed good enough I end up with thick, drier PB at the bottom of the jar which is actually delicious.
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Smucker's all natural peanut butter.

Kroger natural peanut butter.

We buy a lot of both
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We tried the natural peanut butter and it was horrible. Went with regular peanut butter with less sodium or something (I forget) and I really can’t taste the difference. My breakfast each day is coffee and one slice of peanut butter toast.
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Do watch out for low-sugar peanut butters (or other products) that contain xylitol (a number do) as a replacement sweetener, especially if you have dogs. Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs, even in small amounts.
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To mkc:

Thank you so much re the heads-up re xylitol. I regularly insert peanut butter into my dog's Kong toy. Indeed, this is one reason I am seeking peanut butter with little or no added sugar.

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Make your own. We just toast some raw unsalted peanuts and put them in a food processor for somewhere around 3 minutes, stopping to stir scrape down the sides now and then. We add absolutely nothing to them.
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abuss368 wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:11 am We tried the natural peanut butter and it was horrible. Went with regular peanut butter with less sodium or something (I forget) and I really can’t taste the difference. My breakfast each day is coffee and one slice of peanut butter toast.
I can't even stomach "normal" peanut butter, it tastes like cake frosting to me; cloyingly sweet and unnatural tasting. My kids don't know any different, they've never had anything but blended peanuts on their sandwiches (maybe at grandma's house). I get a kick out of food marketing: label something "natural" or "simply" because it has less hydrogenated oils and sugar than the conventional version.
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nisiprius wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:51 am It's not peanut butter, and can't be used like peanut butter, and I have no idea what Michael Pollan would think of it. But my wife and I are making increasing use of a family of products called "peanut butter powder." The brand we see most often in supermarkets is PB2; our local supermarket also has Peanut Wonder and PBFit; and I see that Walmart offers it in their house brand:

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The jar of Peanut Wonder I'm looking at list ingredients as "100% pure peanut butter powder." The stuff definitely tastes like peanuts and has a distinct sweet taste to it, despite having no added sugar. Three tablespoons, 15 grams (about the same weight as a single tablespoon of peanut butter) has 70 calories, 15 calories from fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of sugar. I haven't found any way to turn it into peanut butter or make a sandwich out of it. My wife and I really like to add it to oatmeal or cereal or such things, and she uses it in cooking in things like recipes for peanut butter sauce.

It might have some role to play in your dietary life. It is a peanut-based thing with a peanut flavor that has no added sweetener and yet tastes slightly sweet.

I don't think there's any real solution to natural peanut butter separating other than "learn to stir, learn the tricks, learn to live with it." You can get past the squelching noise and somewhat disgusting appearance, no worse than fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt. We don't do it because frankly when we use peanut butter we like the normal product, sugar and all.
We like Naked PB. It is similar to the above products but only has one ingredient: peanuts. Basically peanuts with less fat if that is good for your dietary goals. I think it tastes great and is good mixed in with oatmeal, fruit, whey protein and the like. I have not used it for a sandwich though, I imagine you might want the fat for that application.
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nisiprius wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:51 am

I haven't found any way to turn it into peanut butter or make a sandwich out of it. My wife and I really like to add it to oatmeal or cereal or such things, and she uses it in cooking in things like recipes for peanut butter sauce.
I’m a fan of the product also. Has varied uses, my preferences are in a “hulk” smoothie- combined with banana, spinach, and Greek yogurt- or as an ice cream topping, or as the peanut component of a stir fry topping sauce.

If you mix in a bowl with water or milk, you can get a spreadable paste, but I prefer the other uses and only do that if I’m desperate for a spread.
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+1 for Adams. Yes, you will have to stir it the first time. We stir and then store in the fridge which fixes all the ingredients together.
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TinyElvis wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:04 pm Peanut Butter & Company is my pick.

https://ilovepeanutbutter.com/products/ ... ned-smooth
+1 My goto for PB
(also for their powerdered PB)
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Rats. What was the trick for preventing separation of natural peanut butter? If I am not mistaken... yeah... keeping it in the refrigerator is suppose to prevent that, or slow it down. But then, of course, it's becomes hard to spread.

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nisiprius wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:48 am Rats. What was the trick for preventing separation of natural peanut butter? If I am not mistaken... yeah... keeping it in the refrigerator is suppose to prevent that, or slow it down. But then, of course, it's becomes hard to spread.
I guess I don't know any different, but store it upside down and put in fridge after mixing. We never have issues.
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Sugar in peanut butter???
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FoolMeOnce wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:49 pm Just a tip, storing it upside down before opening makes stirring much easier. TJ's had just peanuts with or without salt. Costco's Kirkland brand has peanuts and salt. Both require some stirring, but only the first time (well, in my experience, perhaps because I store it in the fridge after opening).
I wish I'd known of this tip 20 years ago. :oops:

But yeah, stir once, keep in the fridge and should be good to go. Sometimes towards the bottom of the jar if it's too dry I add a bit of peanut oil and stir again.
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"Simply Jif" has only 1 gram of added sugar per serving, and is the lowest we've found among the non-separating ones. Its label is primarily white.
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stoptothink wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:55 am
getthatmarshmallow wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:01 pm Adams No-Stir: peanuts, salt, and a bit of oil for emulsifying.
I wonder if Adams is just a Utah thing because I don't recall seeing it when living in or visiting other states. For us, it's a combination of Adams and grinding our own.
I've been eating Adams PB for years and am not in UT.
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North shore goodies peanut butter. The only two ingredients are peanuts and coconut oil. By far the best peanut butter I’ve ever had. It is rather expensive though because it’s made in Hawaii.
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Aldi, Trader Joes and Costco have peanut butter no sugar, only salt added. You have to stir it up, then if you keep it in the fridge it won't separate.
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Been getting Trader Joe's peanut and almond butter for years, both unsalted so I'm hoping they were just crushed as is.
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I just use Kroger's "natural" brand which is just peanuts and salt. I stir when I first open the jar and then store in the refrigerator. It gets thicker in the fridge (I prefer that to the runnier consistency if left at room temp), but not too thick to stir. It does get a little dry at the bottom of the jar, but I'm going to try storing it upside down before opening, to see if that helps (I suspect that will help the oil disperse throughout the mixture).

Also: try the "grind your own" option. Kroger has this as does my local co-op. I don't notice the oil separation as much with this stuff, probably because I get smaller quantities.
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Publix supermarket sells fresh ground peanut butter in containers in the deli section. It is only peanuts, or maybe peanuts and salt. But no added oil or any sweeteners. It never separates and tastes very good.

I haven't made my own yet, but plan to do that now that I have a Vitamix.

The Costco Kirkland brand almond butter is only organic roasted almonds and nothing else, needs very little stirring. I'm guessing their peanut butter may be similar.
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Walmart has Crazy Richards.
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abuss368 wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:11 am We tried the natural peanut butter and it was horrible.
JUst don't get the unsalted version.

We use Smuckers. About stirring ... store it upside down in the pantry then stir before putting in in the fridge.
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In the U.K. most peanut butters are salt and sugar free. There is separation, but nothing that a quick stir doesn’t fix.

Peanut butter must be different in America. Here it’s seen as a health food so we don’t add salt or sugar.
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bertilak wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:40 pm
abuss368 wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:11 am We tried the natural peanut butter and it was horrible.
JUst don't get the unsalted version.

We use Smuckers. About stirring ... store it upside down in the pantry then stir before putting in in the fridge.
Interesting. Thanks!
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getthatmarshmallow wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:01 pm Adams No-Stir: peanuts, salt, and a bit of oil for emulsifying.
+1 for Adams
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minimalistmarc wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:05 pm In the U.K. most peanut butters are salt and sugar free. There is separation, but nothing that a quick stir doesn’t fix.

Peanut butter must be different in America. Here it’s seen as a health food so we don’t add salt or sugar.
It plays roughly the role of Nutella--very common, used for a high protein food that kids like.
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minimalistmarc wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:05 pm In the U.K. most peanut butters are salt and sugar free. There is separation, but nothing that a quick stir doesn’t fix.

Peanut butter must be different in America. Here it’s seen as a health food so we don’t add salt or sugar.
In the United States, almost all processed food is laden with sugar. Peanut butter, pasta sauce, salad dressing, oatmeal, and tomato soup are among them. Barbecue sauce here is often comprised most of high fructose corn syrup. Wonder Bread is 9% pure sugar. Even well-known brands of soda drinks have more sugar here than Europe. Schweppe's Tonic Water has 4 teaspoons of sugar per can in the UK, and 11 teaspoons in the USA. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... world.html

It's no wonder our life expectancy is dropping.

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Marylander1 wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:37 pm
minimalistmarc wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:05 pm In the U.K. most peanut butters are salt and sugar free. There is separation, but nothing that a quick stir doesn’t fix.

Peanut butter must be different in America. Here it’s seen as a health food so we don’t add salt or sugar.
In the United States, almost all processed food is laden with sugar. Peanut butter, pasta sauce, horseradish-based cocktail sauce, oatmeal, and tomato soup are among them. Barbecue sauce here is often comprised most of high fructose corn syrup. Even well-known brands of soda drinks have more sugar here than Europe. Schweppe's Tonic Water has 4 teaspoons of sugar per can in the UK, and 11 teaspoons in the USA. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... world.html

It's no wonder our life expectancy is dropping.

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FWIW, the U.K. is experiencing a faster rise in MetS and obesity than is the U.S. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/heal ... 49451.html
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stoptothink wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:40 pm FWIW, the U.K. is experiencing a faster rise in MetS and obesity than is the U.S. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/heal ... 49451.html
True, but that reflects only the rate of change, not current proportion. With 72% of the adult US population already obese or overweight in 2016, there's a limit to how fast we can keep going. There's an mathematically-inevitable asymptote before we hit 100%. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm

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XacTactX wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:39 pm I was at Albertsons a few days ago and i saw one i think it was Jif, with less salt and sugar, i looked at the nutrition facts and sugar was <1 gram in a 180 kcal serving. And if i recall correctly it used palm oil or some other oil to avoid separating into layers. It might be suitable for you
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tashnewbie wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:54 am I just use Kroger's "natural" brand which is just peanuts and salt. I stir when I first open the jar and then store in the refrigerator. It gets thicker in the fridge (I prefer that to the runnier consistency if left at room temp), but not too thick to stir. It does get a little dry at the bottom of the jar, but I'm going to try storing it upside down before opening, to see if that helps (I suspect that will help the oil disperse throughout the mixture).

Also: try the "grind your own" option. Kroger has this as does my local co-op. I don't notice the oil separation as much with this stuff, probably because I get smaller quantities.
Also, when Kroger's regular store brand peanut butter is on sale for 99c, the natural is given a similar markdown and is available for $1.29. Sometimes this is done by electronic coupon to buy up to 5 at that price.
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