Sunday , 21 January 2018

DIY – Peanut Butter.

Many popular peanut butter which is daily used in America, UK, the Netherlands can now be made at home. It has a lot of nutrients and belongs to the group of healthy eating. Commonly is used for sandwiches or you can spread it on a slice of bread, and sometimes combined with jam, chocolate, vegetables or cheese.

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Peanuts probably originate from Brazil or Peru. In the 18th century they were called “earth nuts” and are regarded as an excellent food for pigs. Commercially they started be grown around 1800 and used for oil, food and as a substitute for cocoa. Today peanuts are used in over 300 ways, including as butter, for preparation of various snacks, polishing paste for shoes, shaving cream, etc..

Peanut butter is a particularly good source of vitamin E and niacin, as well as protein and certain minerals, and studies have shown that people who eat peanuts have much lower risk of heart disease. Peanuts have more protein than other legumes, which is very important for children and vegetarians. They are rich in antioxidants, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and vitamin E. Most of the fats contained in the peanut butter is unsaturated fats and are healthy for the heart.

The recipe for homemade peanut butter :

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup roasted unsalted peanuts
1 ½ tablespoons oil

Preparation:

Peanuts and oil place in a blender and mix it well.
The resulting butter put in a bowl and place in the fridge for one hour.

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