According to the National Peanut Board, peanut butter is consumed in 90 percent of U.S. households, and the average person in the U.S. consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter each year. Americans collectively eat more than 1.5 billion pounds of peanut butter annually: That's enough peanut butter to make 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
Peanut butter is good for you (peanuts are a good source of vitamin E, folic acid and protein), but can also be a danger to your diet due to caloric density and high fat content. As someone who used to eat peanut butter out of the jar by the spoonful and nosh on bagels slathered with peanut butter and honey, I'm here to tell you that there are wrong ways and right ways to eat peanut butter! Read on to learn how to do it right.