Celebrating the National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day today!

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter-the humble comforting food

A popular sandwich filling, toast topping and overall delicious spread, peanut butter is well loved all over the world even though it is simply ground up, pureed peanuts. Recently promoted as a nutritious addition to snack time, it is cheap too, making it the ideal spread for the whole family.

March 1st is the National Peanut Butter Lovers Day and with the day comes to chance to experiment with lots of different PB recipes. Luckily for us, we don’t have to feel as guilty as we may do on National Chocolate Day, and the reason for this is…Peanut butter isn’t all that bad, and it’s actually healthy!

If you are counting calories, peanut butter probably doesn’t look too good – however, it is known to be high in:

Fibre – good for reducing cancer risks

Protein – good for muscle growth

Potassium – good for reducing hypertension

Calcium – good for strong bones

… and a number of vitamins!

Times have moved on from the simple Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches – nowadays, we like to try new things. Peanut butter is turning up in sauces, pies, soups and cookies plus many other recipes which make it an extremely adaptable ingredient and a great secret weapon when it comes to cooking new meals.

Some of the ways we love peanut butter

Check these recipes to which peanut butter lends its rich and satisfying taste:

Do you like your peanut butter as your comforting and delicious spread or use it in a favorite recipe?

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer March 1st 2012
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