From time to time I try to let you know of interesting products I have come across in my travels and what I think of them. Some are useful and some might not be for your own situation.
PB2 is a ground peanut product. It has 85% less fat than normal peanut butter products, and so for those of us watching fat and calories, this can be a welcome respite. In the process of preparation, superior peanuts are slow roasted and pressed to remove the excess fat. The product can then be reconstituted, even tablespoon by tablespoon if you wish by adding a one tablespoon of water to two tablespoons of PB2 powder. It has much less sugar, than most peanut butter products do, and this makes it attractive to many of us. My daughter, who has been a Type I (juvenile) diabetic since age 9 enjoys this. We have also found that we can use it in cooking. She also enjoys a little of it sprinkled on a no sugar frozen yogurt product also.
I don't think this caught on as well as it could have, in part because it was embraced by the female weightlifting set. In my area they buy it all up and almost no one else knows of the product. This product has also been profiled and embraced on the "anni-sites". Yes, there are websites on the internet which support and nurture those with anorexia nervosa who would like to remain that way, and bypass treatment entirely.
I used to get our PB2 at Wal-Mart, but mine will no longer be carrying it. The "low carb as a life extension" set also tend to buy it by the caseload.
For the moment, you can get it from amazon.com or from the site below.
BUY: Bell Plantation PB2
You may also purchase direct from manufacturer:
|Serving Size: 2 Tbsp (12g)|
Servings per Container: 15
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values
may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Roasted peanuts, sugar and salt.
Mix 2 tbsp. of PB2 with 1 tbsp. of water and stir until smooth. Prepare as needed.
I am not sure how long an unopened jar really lasts as we consumed it more quickly than we had planned. They also make a version of this product with chocolate added. (Nature's most perfect food, in my slightly food deluded mind.)
From this post you might get the idea that peanut butter is an important food here. Well, with lots of adult sons and one adult daughter, we do snack between meals here, and peanut butter can be a useful tool in the arsenal. They are also fond of peanut butter cookies.
This is a peanut butter product which is certain to be safe for storage, perhaps for as long as 20-25 years. Once opened, it should be consumed within one year.
|This is the #10 huge can. This was the clearest pic I could find online.|
|This is also sold in a smaller container.|
Provident Pantry sells a #10 can (industrial) and smaller "everyday sized" can of peanut butter powder.
This product is not the same as the one above, but it is delicious also, and it can definitely be stored unopened for years for emergencies.
The ingredients of this product include only peanuts. There is no added hydrogenated oil or sugar. To reconstitute, add 2 tablespoons of water to one tablespoon of product. This is especially helpful when you
wish to add the taste of peanuts, for perhaps a stir fry dish or a smoothie.
This is where you can read about, and buy this product, which is also on sale:
BUY.....Provident Pantry's Peanut Butter Powder.
Between one product and the other, you should be able to find one that meets your needs.
Note: As I always indicate following a profile, I have no personal financial interest in either of these products, but I wish I did.
UPDATE : March 25, 2014
I recently discovered that PB2 is also now available in a chocolate flavor.