The Great Peanut-Butter-Off

Genious at Work

Hall of Fame
Don't you find it bloating you or feeling too full.
I can take a little PB spread on toast but if I eat a tablespoon of it I feel really stuffed for hours.

I am told it is the phytic acid in legumes that causes this bloating. It can be reduced by soaking the peanuts overnight.
I sometimes buy a couple of large peanut butter jars and maybe it lasts about 1 week, but I don't do it often. It is a very dense food and has too much protein. But I don't do it often.

You have to watch out with peanuts, especially soaking them. One of the issues with peanuts is that they grow a fungus that creates aflatoxins which is a powerful carcinogenic substance, especially for the liver. They believe the reason why so many people in developed countries have liver cancer compared to Western countries has to do with the large consumption of peanuts and corn, and the fact that sometimes they are not stored properly and get mouldy.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
"Separation is natural" they say. Don't you need the wrist strength of a miner to stir it all in properly?
I dislike those types of peanut butter that separate like that. My girlfriend bought a jar of Laura Scudder's that does exactly that and it sucks. It's messy af to stir and doesn't spread on bread very well.
 
I sometimes buy a couple of large peanut butter jars and maybe it lasts about 1 week, but I don't do it often. It is a very dense food and has too much protein. But I don't do it often.

You have to watch out with peanuts, especially soaking them. One of the issues with peanuts is that they grow a fungus that creates aflatoxins which is a powerful carcinogenic substance, especially for the liver. They believe the reason why so many people in developed countries have liver cancer compared to Western countries has to do with the large consumption of peanuts and corn, and the fact that sometimes they are not stored properly and get mouldy.
I used to like peanut butter. :cry:
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
and the fact that sometimes they are not stored properly and get mouldy.
ouch, I'd better finish that lot fast.

I store my PB and peanuts in the fridge. The coarse ground roasted peanuts are in the freezer. I just take them out and sprinkle them on yogurt.

I was telling @Sentinel to be wary of soaking peanuts.
In that case, I'll just move to having toasted almonds. Much more expensive.
 

Genious at Work

Hall of Fame
ouch, I'd better finish that lot fast.

I store my PB and peanuts in the fridge. The coarse ground roasted peanuts are in the freezer. I just take them out and sprinkle them on yogurt.



In that case, I'll just move to having toasted almonds. Much more expensive.
Freezing is probably a good idea. Almonds and corn and other nuts can also have aflatoxins.
 

Chadalina

Hall of Fame
Almonds are only good with a sweet glaze. A dense nut, good for the teeth, but not as good as simple peanut. I think ppl see its shape and expect more
 

Genious at Work

Hall of Fame
i do keep my almonds frozen. I'll do that with the peanuts, too.
I am trying to not drink milk as much these days so I'm putting almond milk in my cereal. It's one of the biggest rackets ever. Over $4.00 for a quart of water and 20 liquified almonds. But I've found it preferable to bend over to the almond racket than to squeeze the almonds myself.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I am trying to not drink milk as much these days so I'm putting almond milk in my cereal. It's one of the biggest rackets ever. Over $4.00 for a quart of water and 20 liquified almonds. But I've found it preferable to bend over to the almond racket than to squeeze the almonds myself.
Have you read up on how almond milk is made. The almonds are ground, mixed in water and then strained out. So you don't even get much of the almonds. Much better to eat the almnods, or else grind the almonds and mix them in milk.

In India we have our version of almond milk called 'badaam milk' which is real milk with ground almonds, and of course some sugar or whatever.
 
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