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Is Peanut Butter Vegan? Here鈥檚 What Experts Say
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Is Peanut Butter Vegan? Here鈥檚 What Experts Say 

Peanut butter: friend of oatmeal, star of smoothies, topper of toast,聽and聽an animal-ingredient-free spread that will keep you in line with your vegan lifestyle?

Mmmm, well that depends.

Is peanut butter vegan?

While it may have “butter” in the name, PB doesn’t actually contain the dairy product. “Peanut butter is typically made from peanuts, salt, oil, and sometimes added sugars,鈥 says Erin Palinksi-Wade, a registered dietician and author of聽Belly Fat Diet for Dummies.

So, yes, that means the vast majority of peanut butters are vegan. However, some brands use animal products such as honey or package their peanut butter in the same facilities as other foods that use animal products, such as milk, which ups the risk of cross-contamination.

So, if you want to be sure your PB is vegan through and through, hit up your fave鈥檚 manufacturer to confirm that the product actually holds up with your dietary needs, says Palinski-Wade.

Then again, if all of the ingredients in your favourite peanut butter are vegan but the final product is processed near foods containing animal products, eating it is totally up to you and your lifestyle choices.

According to聽PETA, you鈥檙e not any less of a vegan for eating something that聽might聽have trace amounts of animal products, especially since cross-contamination is sometimes straight-up unavoidable (think pans in restaurants used for both vegan and non-vegan dishes).

Plus, going full Nancy Drew on your peanut butter manufacturer before taking a bite of your peanut butter toast can be a major drag. But hey, if you鈥檝e got the time and want to confirm your peanut butter is made in total isolation from other animal products, go for it.

This smooth and creamy peanut butter contains no added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavours or synthetic colours. It鈥檚 made with nothing but A-grade peanuts, lightly salted and air-roasted to ensure they retain vital nutrients.

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Welp, turns out my fave鈥檚 not vegan, what can I eat instead?

If switching to a certified brand doesn鈥檛 do it for you (which is unlikely, because they鈥檙e delish), Palinsky-Wade suggests making your own peanut butter. Simply use a 鈥渉igh-powered food processor,鈥 blend peanuts, maybe add a little salt, and enjoy. Yeah, it’s that easy.

And if you want to switch things up completely, try turning to nut butters such as almond, cashew, or macadamia. But remember, they鈥檙e not guaranteed to be any more vegan than peanut butter鈥攕o choose wisely.

This article was originally published on Weight Loss.

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