Peanut butter is one of the most favorite eating items in America. Generally it is consumed on breads or in sandwiches but many people love to have it solo because of its yummy flavor. Peanut butter sandwiches or simply peanut butter is a personal favorite of kids. They are more than happy to have in almost any form. Peanut butter is basically a paste which is made from dry roasted peanuts. These peanuts are ground to produce a paste and this paste is nothing but peanut butter. It is the most popular sandwich spread and if you have it on a daily basis then you should know about its health issues.
Under the assumption that we are taking two full tablespoons of peanut butter weighing about 32 grams the following readings have been provided.
- Calories: 188
- Fats: 16.1 grams
- Carbs: 6.3 grams
- Proteins: 8 grams
From the above readings it is pretty clear that there are total188 calories in two tablespoons of 32 grams of peanut butter out of which 145 calories are calories from fat. Peanut butter therefore has high number of calories from fat.
Coming to fat, in peanut butter fat comprises of 25% of total daily value. Out of total fat 3.3 grams is saturated fat which constitutes 16% of the daily intake. Polyunsaturated fat is 4.4 grams and monounsaturated fat is 7.6 grams in peanut butter. Cholesterol content is 0 grams but sodium is present in 5 milligrams. Therefore both sodium and cholesterol has 0% contribution in daily value. Total carbs contain only 2% of the total daily intake out of which 3 grams is sugar and 1.9 grams is dietary fiber. Dietary fiber has 8% contribution in daily intake. As for vitamins peanut butter has 1% of Calcium, 3%iron and 0% of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.