Peanut Butter: High-Value Superfood
(NAPSA) – Want to spread the value in your meals and snacks and boost your protein and nutrients? Spread peanut butter. The benefits of peanut butter are clear when you compare cost per serving.
For instance, just two spoonfuls of peanut butter-a serving about the size of a ping-pong ball-costs around 13 cents but has just as much protein as a glass of milk (24 cents per serving) and more than a hot dog (56 cents per serving).
In addition to packing plenty of protein, researchers using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that people who eat peanuts and peanut butter regularly take in many more nutrients-including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, zinc, folate and fiber-than those who don’t. Plus, peanut butter provides good fats that lower cholesterol, according to researchers from Penn State.
One delightful way to up your protein and nutrients for less with peanut butter is with this recipe, which can healthfully feed a family of four.