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Natural Peanut Butter

Does anyone know how much you reduce the fat if you drain the oil off of natural peanut butter?

Peanut oil is not bad for you. Dr. Lonnie Lowery said so if I recalled correctly.

If you drain the oil off, it will be very hard to stir and use. It will be dry and almost cement like.

Maybe I could add some water then? I like npb with the oil but was asking for the times I want eat it on a bagel or something.

I wouldn’t drain it. I just think of natural peanut butter as source of fat and use accordingly, although it obviously has protein and carbs as well. I really like natural peanut butter, non-fat cottage cheese, and an apple as a snack/small meal.

Peanut oil has about 14 g of fat per tablespoon.

Pour it into a measuring spoon and see what you get.

I find it best to stir the heck out of it when I first open the jar (mix the oil in) and then keep it in the refrigerator. The cold keeps the oil from separating and it’s much easier to use…

[quote]Jillybop13 wrote:
I find it best to stir the heck out of it when I first open the jar (mix the oil in) and then keep it in the refrigerator. The cold keeps the oil from separating and it’s much easier to use…
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I agree. It seems once it has ‘bonded’ together, then I leave it in the cupboard so its easier to smooth out. If I think its getting too slimy, just stick it back in the fridge for a day :slight_smile:

Snipp,

If you drain the oil it is going to taste terrible, be incredibly sticky and gross in you mouth, and be wicked hard to spread. Just put it on the toast. If it is whole grain toast, and natural peanut butter you don’t have anything to worry about. Although you’re mixing carbs and fats, it really isn’t a big deal especially if it is just a once in a while snack.

Remember, although you’re mixing the two macronutrients you’re still eating healthy foods and in moderation.

[quote]wtf wrote:
Peanut oil has about 14 g of fat per tablespoon.

Pour it into a measuring spoon and see what you get.[/quote]

Once you measure it divide it by the number of servings the jar contains and subtract that number of fat grams per serving.

Example: You drain 3 full Tablespoons of oil

42 Grams of fat drained.
10 servings.
4.2 Grams reduced per serving.

But why would you want to in the first place?

Thanks guys. Yeah, aaronm I suppose yourl right. I just love natural peanut butter with carbs! I like it on bagels and toast…Was looking for a way to have my cake and eat it too.

I keep my jar upside down. Solved the oil dilemma.

Or buy one of these:

http://onlinestore.smucker.com/display_product.cfm?prod_id=385&cat_id=5

snippdawg, although P+C and P+F is a good system it is by no means the be all and end all. Even JB himself has admitted this. Fat storage can be insulin independent so not having carbs wont magically stopped fat from being stored.

The main point is to not have a bunch of simple carbs w/ high levels of fat because this is an optimal enviroment for fat storage(high fat and high insulin enviroment). Also take away the fact that carbs should be primarily consumed around ones workout. This naturally ‘forces’ fats to other times of the day and leads to a P+C and P+F situation.

Also, certain fats are more easily oxidized(unsaturated fats) so it would be best not to eat a ton of saturated fat w/ a large amount of carbs.

Many people have gotten huge or dieted down w/o P+F and P+C and I seriously think you are stressing it wayy to much. Eat your PB sandwhich (w/ some protein on the side) and you should be good to go.