Peanut butter as a beneficial delicacy
Peanut butter was, until recently, mainly consumed in America , but it is slowly breaking through to other countries and becoming more and more popular. Not only in Slovakia but all over the world. Peanut butter is a delicious cream produced from peanuts. Most people consider peanuts to be nuts, although they taste and look like nuts, they are actually legumes. Groundnut whose fruit is a peanut hull comes from South America, specifically from Peru and Ecuador. Currently, China, India, the USA and Greece are the largest exporters.
Peanut butter has a rich history. It was said to have been known to the ancient Aztecs in a slightly different form. Peanut butter is most popular in America where they even have a national peanut butter day on January 24th.
Peanut butter is traditionally produced in two versions, smooth and chrunchy. The difference is in its consistency, where smooth has peanuts grinded finely, does not contain bits and consistency is very fine to creamy. Chrunchy has a crispy consistency where you can taste the pieces of peanuts. It depends only on your taste and purpose of use which of the variants you choose.
Peanut butter is also differentiated according to taste. The salty version contains a pinch of salt and the sweet version sugar. Quality peanut butter should be free of other ingredients.
Peanut butter is composed of fats. Who understands macronutrients, however, knows that the main part is just healthy unsaturated fats, which are important for our body and that makes peanut butter an excellent source of healthy fats.
Peanut butter is also a source of carbohydrates and proteins but does not contain cholesterol. Two tablespoons contain 7 g of proteins. Proteins are needed for building and regenerating muscles. It also contains a good amount of fiber and minerals, especially magnesium and potassium, which helps to maintain a healthy ratio of minerals in the body, B-vitamins, especially B3-niacin and B6-pyridoxine, which are important for the proper functioning of the immune system. Your body also enriches vitamin E.
This beneficial delicacy has a positive effect on the intestinal activity and overall digestion. It is providing you with enough energy, that’s why it is advisable to consume it in the morning. Peanut butter helps prevent cardiovascular disease and helps maintain ideal cholesterol and blood pressure.
To sum it up, peanut butter is a nutritional bomb that, when properly consumed, has a beneficial effect on our health and also tastes great.
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