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Peanut Butter Crunchy - 908g

Peanut butter made of 100% peanuts. Without unnecessary additions of sugar, salt and palm oil. It is a rich source of fat, protein and dietary fiber in our daily diet.

PLN29.99

Peanut Butter Smooth - 908g

Peanut butter made of 100% peanuts. Without unnecessary additions of sugar, salt and palm oil. It is a rich source of fat, protein and dietary fiber in our daily diet.

PLN29.99

Peanut Butter Crunchy - 275g

Peanut butter made of 100% peanuts. Without unnecessary additions of sugar, salt and palm oil. It is a rich source of fat, protein and dietary fiber in our daily diet.

PLN9.99

Peanut Butter Smooth - 275g

Peanut butter made of 100% peanuts. Without unnecessary additions of sugar, salt and palm oil. It is a rich source of fat, protein and dietary fiber in our daily diet.

PLN9.99

Peanuts - what are they really?

Peanuts or groundnuts are actually edible vegetable seeds. The peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is technically considered a pea and belongs to the bean/legume family. Although it's a vegetable; it is generally categorized as an oilseed due to its high oil content. Peanuts are rich in protein, oil and fiber. In addition to oil, peanuts are widely used in the production of peanut butter, sweets, roasted peanuts, snacks, but also fillers in the recipes of meat products, soups and desserts. There are thousands of varieties of peanuts around the world. Certain groups of varieties are preferred for specific applications due to, among others, differences in taste, oil content, size and shape.


Since when do we eat peanuts?

For a very long time! The history of peanuts dates back to the ancient Incas of Peru. They were the first to cultivate wild peanuts and offer them to the sun god as part of their religious rites. The modern history of the popularization of peanuts began with the Civil War of the 1860s in America. And peanut butter was created in the 1890s as a soft protein substitute for people with weak teeth. The beginning of commercialization and popularization of peanut butter in America, which gradually spread to the whole world of Europe and Asia, dates back to the first half of the 20th century.


And where do peanuts come from?

Currently, China is the leader in the production of peanuts - it has about 45% of the world's production. India is the second largest producer of peanuts in the world (16% share), and the USA is in third place (5% share).


What do peanuts contain?

Protein, fats and fiber are the main ingredients that make up peanuts. All these ingredients are present in the most beneficial forms. The protein is plant-based; fat is unsaturated and fiber is complex carbohydrates that have been proven to be the best in human nutrition. And what about the protein in peanuts? Peanuts are actually a legume and contain more protein than any other nut, with levels comparable to or better than a serving of beans. Peanuts contain all 20 amino acids in varying proportions and are the largest source of the amino acid arginine. In conclusion, peanuts are an excellent source of protein (around 25% of energy) and dietary fiber providing 5%-10% of the daily fiber requirement per serving (30 g), with potential benefits for satiety control. Other bioactive nutrients in peanuts include vitamin E and polyphenols, phytosterols and monounsaturated fats (provide up to 80% of the fatty acid composition). In variable nuts, we will also find e.g. niacin, folic acid, thiamine, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and copper, manganese, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.


Eating peanuts

Peanut consumption varies in large proportions around the world, and thus commercial products are varied and generally localized. Peanuts have been developed into various products such as e.g. roasted peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil, peanut paste, peanut sauce, peanut flour, peanut milk, peanut drink, peanut snacks (salty and sweet bars). Raw peanuts are eaten all over the world. Did you know that 50% of peanut consumption in the United States comes from peanut butter? It is worth knowing that the addition of peanut peel to peanut butter is also important - it affects the content of fiber, antioxidants and the total content of phenols in the prepared product.


Peanut butter or peanut cream?

Or maybe peanut paste? Which product to choose? In fact, all these terms refer to the same product. The production technology is the same. Doubts concern the naming of this product made of nuts. Why? Everything is due to EU regulations. In 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided that the term butter may only refer to animal milk products (similar to, for example, cheese, cream or yoghurt). Therefore, you will not find the word peanut butter on the packaging of nut spreads.


Does peanut butter have any properties? Which peanut butter to choose?

When choosing a nut cream, it is worth paying attention that the composition does not contain, for example, hydrogenated vegetable oils, the purpose of which is to extend the shelf life of the finished product and prevent delamination. But the truth is that delamination is a natural effect and does not affect the quality of the product - it is the nut oil that precipitates. Before consumption, all you need to do is mix the product and it's ready! There are nut creams/paste on the market made of 100% nuts, without the addition of palm oil, sugar and salt. And such products are best to choose from the available assortment.


What are the types of peanut butter?

Focusing on nut creams / pastes made of 100% peanuts, we really have 2 options to choose from: the smooth version (i.e. smooth) and the crunchy version (crunchy, with crushed nuts). These 2 types basically do not differ in taste - the difference is only in the consistency and structure of the product. But the producers are not idle! You can also find nut creams, e.g. with the addition of Himalayan salt and nuts in caramel or with protein (commonly known as protein nut creams).


What to eat peanut butter with?

Or maybe better ask yourself what do you want? In fact, peanut paste is a great addition to various dishes and snacks - the only limit is your imagination. Omelettes, waffles, cocktails, pancakes, various pastries, as an addition to rice cakes, or eating with a spoon directly from the jar ;) - the range of possibilities is really wide. But can peanut cream be used on a diet? On reduction? You can. It is enough to include the appropriate amount in the caloric balance. Peanut paste is also often used during the ketogenic diet - it is a ready-made spread that quickly adds energy and satisfies hunger. Nuts and nut products make a valuable contribution to our diet.


Is peanut cream tasty?

And very much! And if you are an amateur of nuts and nut products, you will surely appreciate our nut creams. 6PAK makes sure that these are products without additives such as palm oil or sugar. Our nut pastes have the highest level of composition, taste, smell and consistency. See for yourself!


Peanut butters from 6PAK are a great proposition! And you can choose:


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