Organic valencia PB is tested for aflatoxin, the liver toxin that gives PB it's bad rap. The mold is common not from the nut itself per se but how it's stored before being processed out of it's shell & made into PB. The mold grows between the shell & the peanut itself. So organic growers process it quickly, not allowing it to sit around in hot, humid unairconditioned piles like cheap commercial peanuts growers do. Commercial PB, like many commercial products, come from ugly or small/inferior grade examples of the crop. The pretty peanuts, for example, get roasted & made into presentable top dollar products like the ones you buy in a glass jar. Long story short, organic PB, from a reputable producer, is an ok product. It still has anti-nutrients in it, phytates & lectins, but bodybuilders have been using it to good effect as a source of protein & fat. I have it in the house, use it in satay or Thai sauces once in a while. My mom eats it with a spoon!
Originally Posted by tomi
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