Betta butta: Peanuts sans additives
February 2 may be Groundhog Day, but January 24 was National Peanut Butter Day. Now, how’d you let that one slip by? It’s not too late to praise the peanut, though. Last year, peanut supplies were limited due to an increase in demand combined with farmers growing more corn and cotton instead of the legume. But beware: Popular brands such as Jif contain added sugar, hydrogenated oils and glyercides—all completely unnecessary. If the ingredients include more than peanuts and salt, step away from the jar, sir. MaraNatha, for example, is a far better butter to try. Be patient, though, since taste buds may need to acclimate to what P.B. is supposed to taste like without additives.