Organic Sugar Free Peanut Butter

Organic Sugar Free Peanut Butter

Does "No Sugar Added" peanut butter still contain a lot of sugar?

Almost no sugar naturally in peanuts; the label on my jar says 2 grams in a 2 tablespoon serving. By law, if sugar is added, it has to appear on the label as “added sugar”. BTW one teaspoon is about 5 grams so 2 grams is a bit less than 1/4 teaspoon. That is NOT a lot of sugar. I personally prefer old fashioned/all natural peanut butter, nothing but peanuts and a little salt. It’s easy to stir the oil back in with the knife when you spread it, and I find that storing the unopened jars upside down causes the oil to be at the bottom when I turn them right side up to open—thus avoiding any oil spilling over the top while I stir it.
2 tablespoonsful of unsugared peanut butter ≈ 32 grams containe 2.4 grams of sugar, so quite low. Peanut butter and peanuts are low glycemic foods also, meaning they don’t raise blood sugars by that much.
There are ways to lie about it, like add clarified apple juice, which is mostly sugar. Read the sugar content on the label to be sure.
Ken Hill BSc Hons Human Nutrition and Physiology London. Juices often claim to contain’no added sugar’but they add additional fructose, totally disingenuous and in my opinion should not be an ‘allowable’ claim. I think the overriding issue in peanut butter, once there is no ‘added sugar’, isn't whether there remains residual ‘sugars’ but the high fat and salt content. It is normally simply a spread and so not consumed in large volumes in one serving. I'd say the juice issue is way more in need of rectification.

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