View Full Version : Natural peanut butter = raw?
08-19-2006, 09:40 PM
I bought some 'natural peanut butter' from the bulk barn today. The ingredients are peanuts and peanut oil. I'm wondering if natural = raw. They had almond butter, and roasted almond butter, so I'm assuming if they specified the almonds were roasted, they would've for the peanuts as well no? I hope it is raw b/c it's tasty ;)
No, peanut butter is never raw. It is one of those things that is said to be toxic in moderate ammounts unless cooked. So while almost everyone living in peanut growing areas has probably tasted a raw peanut and lived, they do not taste good that way and are definately not sold prepared raw.
btw, just for those who haven't heard - peanuts are not nuts they are legumes. They grow underground as part of the root system of the plant.
If you really want to try raw peanuts that are said not to be toxic I believe Nature's First Law has them at www.rawfood.com (http://www.rawfood.com)
All pakaged nuts that are raw are always labeled "RAW" but not all nuts labeled "RAW" really are. It's due to double talk in government standards and is confusing. Just keep asking and you will eventually become content with your choices.
08-20-2006, 06:56 AM
Yes...as above. My opinion is that if you want fresh nut butter......find the freshest nuts you can.........and grind them yourself. Eat right away.
They had almond butter, and roasted almond butter, so I'm assuming if they specified the almonds were roasted, they would've for the peanuts as well no?
Never make these kinds of assumptions.
For raw nut butters, raw honey, etc., if it doesn't saw 'raw' on the label then it is very likely cooked.
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