Delicious and nutritious, peanut butter is a healthy snack beloved by kids and adults alike. Crunchy, creamy, all-natural, or packaged with jelly, peanut butter comes in a variety of choices. Selecting, storing, and using this product may seem like a no-brainer. But read on for tips on making sure you get the maximum enjoyment out of this nutty spread.
12. Keep It Simple
When choosing peanut butter from the wide array displayed on your supermarket shelves, go for the simplest one. The only ingredient your peanut butter needs are peanuts. Avoid any products containing hydrogenated oils. These saturated fats won’t do your body any favors. Added sugar and salt are other items to avoid in your nut butter. Look for peanut butter with less than 3 grams of sugar.
11. Store Upside Down
The natural oils contained in all-natural peanut butter tend to separate and rise to the top of the jar. When this occurs, simply stir the oils back in and enjoy your spread as usual. A pro tip for preventing the layer of oil from developing on top of your PB is to store the jar upside down. This keeps the oils from pooling at the top of the jar. An opened jar of peanut butter can be stored either in your pantry or refrigerator.