Peanut butter was invented In the American continent. It seems that the Incas and Aztecs already used to toast peanuts and then create a paste.
The invention is commonly attributed to a Missouri pharmacist, dr. George A. Bayle jr. in 1890. He was looking for a meat substitute, as it was too expensive for the poorer families. He noticed that the peanuts were very rich in proteins, and invented the recipe for a spreadable cream.
In Italy it is spreading more and more, especially among athletes: the properties of peanut butter make it a healthy food. It is highly recommended to include a moderate amount in your diet.
Let's see the nutritional table (per 100 gr) of a pure peanut butter, that is made up of 100% peanuts:
Calories: 598 Kcal
Carbohydrates: 8.50 g - Of which sugars: 3.10 g
Proteins: 29 g
Fats: 50 g - of which saturated: 7.1 g
Fibers: 10.9 g
Salt: 0.01 g
Which peanut butter to buy? Attention, they are not all the same: often large retailers offer products with a long list of ingredients including added sugars, palm oil and hydrogenated fats.
V-Power recommends relying on the Peanut Butter from Vermont, a US product made with absolute quality peanut butter, with no GMO preservatives or hydrogenated oils.