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Product review: Mayver's Dark Roasted Peanut Butter

Product: Mayver's Dark Roasted Crunchy Peanut Butter

Nutrition per 100g: Energy 2430 kJ (578 kcal), Protein 24.2 g, Fat 49.3 g of which saturates 6.8 g Carbohydrates 21.3 g of which sugars 4.1 g, Sodium 255 mg, Potassium 653 mg

Ingredients: Roasted peanut butter (99.3%), salt

is peanut butter good for me

What I like about it? It is a good source of unsaturated fat which is good for cardiovascular health. A handful of nuts a day is beneficial and peanut butter is an easy way to get that handful in. (one handful is around 30g so just 2 tablespoons.)

There is no addition such as vegetable oil or added sucrose (sugar) which is as close to what you DIY would get. The roasted flavour is a good addition to a piece of wholegrain sourdough bread in the morning.

What I don't like about it? Nothing really. It is a high energy food and it is very easy to overeat (spoon anyone?)

Would I give them to my children? Yes but they need supervision to avoid eating peanut butter with bread.

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