We’re often asked why is Simply Nuts natural peanut butter so good? The answer to that is Simply, Nuts.
Here are a few reasons why:
- We use all natural ingredients – just peanuts and a pinch of sea salt
- We only use sun ripened peanuts from Queensland
- Our peanuts are slow roasted to bring out their flavour
- The result is a premium, nutritious, natural peanut butter
Did you know that peanuts are legumes?
People are often surprised when they find out that peanuts belong to the bean and legume family. Unlike tree nuts that grow above the ground, peanuts grow below the ground which makes them more closely related to legumes, such as peas and lentils.
While peanuts are technically considered a legume, their nutritional composition is more similar to a tree nut, such as an almond, cashew or walnut. Due to the nutritional composition of peanuts, the Australian Dietary Guidelines groups them with other tree nuts and seeds, rather than legumes. Australians are encouraged to eat a variety of nuts and seeds as part of a healthy well-balanced diet. Simply Nuts natural peanut butter can be incorporated into your everyday diet as a nutritious addition.
What makes Simply Nuts natural peanut butter a great pantry staple?
HI OLEIC PEANUTS ARE SIMPLY THE BEST PEANUTS
Simply Nuts natural peanut butter is made using Hi Oleic (hi-oh-lay-ick) peanuts. Hi Oleic peanuts are peanuts that contain a higher amount of oleic acid compared to standard peanuts, see illustration below. This naturally bred characteristic makes Hi Oleic peanuts a more nutritious option, as they are higher in monounsaturated ‘good’ fats. Hi Oleic peanuts stay fresher for longer, giving them extra crunch.
Ref. SS-AGR-91, Agronomy Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Revised June 2003.
Simply Nuts natural peanut butter provides a great nutritional package:
- A source of protein
- Rich in vitamin B3 (niacin)
- A source of healthy monounsaturated fats
- No added sugar
- Naturally gluten free
Looking for ways to take your recipes to the next level, while adding healthy nutrients to your diet?
some great ways to get started are to:
- Start the day with a delicious peanut butter, banana and date smoothie or as part of your post exercise recovery meal option
- Make a batch of Peanut Butter Chia Bircher at the start of the week for a nutritious breakfast on the go option
- Spread it on a high-fibre, wholegrain cracker for a snack
- Instead of a sugary treat in the afternoon, opt for delicious peanut butter filled dates
- For a light, healthy take on Pad Thai, try Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai with peanut dressing