7 Healthy Peanut Butter Brands

Peanut butter is a staple food in the United States and it's estimated that Americans consume three pounds of peanut butter per person per year, according to PeanutButterLovers.com. The Peanut Institute also reports that eating peanuts regularly, but in moderation, contributes to lowering your risk of developing chronic diseases in addition to helping you manage your weight.

Lots of store-bought peanut butter brands contain added sugar. (Image: NoDerog/iStock/GettyImages)

Whether you spread peanut butter on your toast, apples or bananas, choosing the right brand is important; read the label carefully. Natural peanut butter is usually a healthier option as it contains less added salt, sugar or hydrogenated oils.

1. Naturally More Peanut Butter

Naturally More peanut butter contains wheat germ, flax seeds, cane sugar, egg whites, honey and flax oil in addition to peanuts. A 2-tablespoon serving contains:

  • 170 calories
  • 11 grams fat
  • 2 grams of saturated fat
  • 0 trans fat
  • 8 grams of carbs
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 2 grams of sugar
  • 10 grams of protein
  • 130 milligrams of sodium

2. Maranatha Organic Peanut Butter

Maranatha organic peanut butter, creamy and crunchy, provides the following (per two tablespoons):

  • 200 calories
  • 16 grams of total fat
  • 4 grams saturated fat
  • 0 trans fats
  • 5 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 3 grams of sugar
  • 8 grams of protein
  • 65 milligrams of sodium

3. Smart Balance Rich Roast Peanut Butter

In each two-tablespoon serving, Smart Balance Rich Roast Peanut Butter, creamy or crunchy, contains:

  • 190 calories
  • 16 grams of fat
  • 3 grams of saturated fat
  • 0 trans fats
  • 8 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 3 grams of sugar
  • 7 grams of protein
  • 140 milligrams of sodium

4. Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter

Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter, creamy or chunky, contains peanuts and salt. Two tablespoons provide:

  • 190 calories
  • 16 grams of fat
  • 3 grams of saturated fat
  • 6 grams of carbohydrates
  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 2 gram of sugar
  • 8 grams of protein
  • 110 milligrams sodium

A no salt added variety is also offered; the nutrition information is similar, except that two tablespoons contain 210 calories and zero milligrams of sodium.

5. Skippy Natural Peanut Butter

Skippy offers two different types of natural peanut butter: super chunk and creamy. A two-tablespoon serving of Skippy natural peanut butter provides:

  • 180 calories
  • 16 grams of fat
  • 3.5 grams saturated fat
  • 0 trans fat
  • 6 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 3 grams of sugar
  • 7 grams of protein
  • 150 milligrams of sodium

6. Kraft Natural Peanut Butter

Kraft natural peanut butter is made exclusively of peanuts. Two tablespoons contains:

  • 180 calories
  • 14 grams of fat
  • 2 grams of saturated fat
  • 0 trans fat
  • 6 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 2 grams of sugars
  • 8 grams of protein
  • 0 milligrams of sodium

7. Better'n Peanut Butter

Two tablespoons of original creamy Better'n Peanut Butter contain:

  • 100 calories
  • 2 grams total fat
  • 13 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 2 grams of sugar
  • 4 grams of protein
  • 190 milligrams of sodium

However, unlike the natural peanut butters, Better'n Peanut Butter has a long list of ingredients, including deffatted peanut flour, rice syrup and tapioca syrup.

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