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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jorjor View Post
    still not great, they still have a bad fatty acid profile. Stick with almond, make your own if that saves you money, they're a numerous recipes and it's pretty simple. Getting almonds from the bulk bins will save you money
    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Peanuts, all types, dry-roasted, without salt
    Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Nuts, almonds, dry roasted, without salt added [Includes USDA commodity food A255, A263]

    I fail to see that much of a difference in fatty acid profile of 100g from each.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by labmonkey View Post
      So the broccolli and carrots my little one dips in it should even things out? great. lol
      I've looked it up and it seems apiaceous vegetables like carrots, celery, parsley might have some beneficial effects -

      ScienceDirect.com - Food and Chemical Toxicology - Apiaceous vegetable constituents inhibit human cytochrome P-450 1A2 (hCYP1A2) activity and hCYP1A2-mediated mutagenicity of aflatoxin B1

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      • #18
        Trader Joe's Organic Peanut Butter is the only peanut butter I'll buy. And I eat it rarely and sparingly.

        Peanut butter is on par with nuts in terms of lectin content. It actually has far less phytate than almonds with almost an identical lipid profile. An interesting comparison I made showing peanuts versus almonds:



        So they're clearly somewhat nutritious as well.

        The biggest issues I see with peanuts is alfatoxin and peanut agglutinin. I'm less concerned about alfatoxin - all nuts, particularly almonds, are susceptible to alfatoxin and since I'm buying a good quality organic peanut butter from a reputable source, I'm minimizing my chances. Peanut agglutinin is a trickier subject as it seems to be particularly atherosclerotic, meaning it is inflammatory to your arteries. The evidence is mixed, and mind you, there aren't enough studies done on actual nuts - for all we know almonds do something similar and they're a Primal darling. Mark writes about it here:

        Is Peanut Butter Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple

        My take on the subject: they aren't Primal, they aren't the healthiest thing to eat, but they're not like wheat, soy or vegetable oils. There are positives to them, and if your idea of an off meal is a tablespoon of peanut butter, you're not doing bad IMO. If that's your biggest non-Primal indulgence, you're doing a damn good job. Keep it limited and infrequent and buy GOOD QUALITY stuff and you may ok if you don't have a peanut allergy.

        "All natural" is meaningless. Most "all natural" peanut butter is loaded with added oils and sugar. Buy peanut butter with one ingredient: "Peanuts." And try and find organic to minimize alfatoxin.
        Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 07-18-2012, 12:37 PM.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
          peanut butter with one ingredient: "Peanuts."
          I think the OP meant exactly that when he said all natural...

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          • #20
            Choco, what are your views on macadamia nuts and cashews?
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            • #21
              Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
              Choco, what are your views on macadamia nuts and cashews?
              I think they're so delicious I'd love to rub them all over my face. Seriously though, they're nuts. They're very high in calories, do little to keep me full, have incomplete proteins and have anti-nutrients. I use them as a garnish or when I occasionally make a dessert. A handful of walnuts in my salad is probably my absolute favorite. If you're going to eat nuts, macadamias and cashews are probably your best bet since they're highly monounsaturated with low PUFA's.
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              • #22
                I don't think it's the best choice, but I don't think the occasional ANPB is going to kill ya (literally or figuratively). If you love it, factor it into your 20% and enjoy, I think. I was never a huge PB person (I liked it, but never craved it), so I'm happy with almond butter instead (I might even prefer it now).

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by samiamm View Post
                  Do you guys think I should just add it in my diet?
                  Sure. Add in a bit, see how it goes. If there aren't any obvious signs of distress, no need to stop.

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                  • #24
                    Wal -Mart's all natural pb crunchy is made from peanuts, palm oil, and sugar and it costs around $2.60. Of course added sugar is not optimal but let me tell you it is the most satiety filling food in my diet. Eat some in the morning with some a good hearty meaty and vegetable breakfast and you easily IF for 24.
                    Yes I have had almond butter but I'm a teacher and I can't live on a budget of buying one jar at around 5.00 when I get two of those Wal-Mart brands that is just absolutely delicious. NO they are not Valencia peanuts, nor are they grown in some isolated hermetically sealed anti-fungal hyper organic environment but everybody who tries to follow primal and paleo are not stay at home moms or dads or have incomes over 50,000.00 a year, most of us are just working class single stiffs like myself living on budgets of bacon, kale, eggs, spinach, and kimchi (thanks mom!) staying healthy and living and learning each and everyday from one another.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by cookiemonster View Post
                      Yes I have had almond butter but I'm a teacher and I can't live on a budget of buying one jar at around 5.00 when I get two of those Wal-Mart brands that is just absolutely delicious.
                      wow I need to get my butt down to Raleigh and get some $5 almond butter! jars go $10, $11, even $12 here!
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by cookiemonster View Post
                        Wal -Mart's all natural pb crunchy is made from peanuts, palm oil, and sugar and it costs around $2.60. Of course added sugar is not optimal but let me tell you it is the most satiety filling food in my diet. Eat some in the morning with some a good hearty meaty and vegetable breakfast and you easily IF for 24.
                        Yes I have had almond butter but I'm a teacher and I can't live on a budget of buying one jar at around 5.00 when I get two of those Wal-Mart brands that is just absolutely delicious. NO they are not Valencia peanuts, nor are they grown in some isolated hermetically sealed anti-fungal hyper organic environment but everybody who tries to follow primal and paleo are not stay at home moms or dads or have incomes over 50,000.00 a year, most of us are just working class single stiffs like myself living on budgets of bacon, kale, eggs, spinach, and kimchi (thanks mom!) staying healthy and living and learning each and everyday from one another.
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                        i totally get the financial side of this. but, i think you can find a better nut butter. walmart's peanut butter can't be that good...taste wise i mean. spend the extra dollar on a jar of Teddy that has just peanuts, and maybe some salt. then, when you're done, you still have a glass jar (i use mine for homemade mayo or salad dressings).
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by jesssa View Post
                          wow I need to get my butt down to Raleigh and get some $5 almond butter! jars go $10, $11, even $12 here!
                          it's crazy expensive here too. but, i found a small jar with only almonds as ingredients for $3 at a huge discount store while buying some toys for my dog to destroy--i mean play with. i don't know if they extend out of New England, but it's a place called ocean state job lot. they also have a huge spice rack with everything under a dollar. if you're lucky, you can find some amazing deals in the most unexpected places.
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                          • #28
                            Taste damn good to me!!!!!!!!! I haven't did a blind taste test but from the peanut butters I have tried it is pretty good and sorry not everything labeled Great Choice (wal mart) brand is automatically inferior.
                            Point is to original post -all "natural" peanut butter does not have to be pure as the driven paleo snow to be satisfying and part of a solid diet plan especially when you are trying to save a ONE dollar.
                            Stop the insanity of paleo rigidity. Use paleo and primal guidelines but have a foot in reality as well.
                            Peace

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by cookiemonster View Post
                              Taste damn good to me!!!!!!!!! I haven't did a blind taste test but from the peanut butters I have tried it is pretty good and sorry not everything labeled Great Choice (wal mart) brand is automatically inferior.
                              Point is to original post -all "natural" peanut butter does not have to be pure as the driven paleo snow to be satisfying and part of a solid diet plan especially when you are trying to save a ONE dollar.
                              Stop the insanity of paleo rigidity. Use paleo and primal guidelines but have a foot in reality as well.
                              Peace
                              nothing against walmart here. i usually prefer the generic brand, with only a couple of exceptions: peanut butter, olive oil, and q-tips. just a taste thing for me...i've tried their peanut butter, and it just tastes more like candy to me than peanuts. but, if you like it, have at it. like i said, i get the budget thing, and i would make any strict paleo eater shake their head in disgust. but, i also think that some things are worth a little extra for the experience of it.
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