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Organic Roasted Peanuts, Contains 1% Or Less Of Salt.
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Why You’ll Love Creamy Peanut Butter - Dark Roasted
Light roast and dark roast are terms usually designated for coffee, but don’t tell that to Santa Cruz Organic. This all-natural food company uses light and dark roasted peanuts to make incredibly creamy and crunchy spreads that are packed full of taste and nutrition.
Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter is made with USDA certified organic Spanish peanuts and less than 1 percent salt. The unique recipe inside each 16 oz. jar contains no hydrogenated oils, added sugars, or artificial ingredients for the freshest quality and healthful integrity. Each serving offers a good amount of iron, seven grams of protein, two grams of dietary fiber, and only healthy fats that will provide an energy boost and keep you feeling fuller longer.
The nutrition behind peanut butter
Have you ever really looked to see what’s in some of the jars of peanut butter at the grocery store? If not, you might be in for a shock. This classic treat that’s such a popular part of lunch sandwiches and lovingly smeared on fruit is often loaded with extra sugar; in fact, some brands only have 60 percent peanuts, meaning there’s up to 40 percent of mystery ingredients acting as fillers.
With Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter, though, you’ll find just two wholesome ingredients: organic roasted peanuts and a hint of salt. That’s it. Because of the simple ingredient list, this PB is actually more complex when it comes to nutrients.
In essence, nuts are small, bite-sized pieces of fat and protein, which means they’ll make you feel full and satisfied between meals, even in this spreadable form. Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter contains seven grams of protein in just two tablespoons, which is more than you’ll find in an egg!
The reason protein is important is that it appears in almost every part of the human body, from our hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, blood, and skin. It’s a vital asset in helping the body to heal, promotes excellent bone health, increases strength and muscle mass, and lowers blood pressure and triglycerides (which reduces the risk of a stroke).
Although culturally we may have been trained to think that fat is a bad thing, it’s actually not. There are good and bad fats, and some amount is essential to ensure optimal body function. Peanuts contain good monounsaturated fats (or MUFA for short), which have been linked to reduced risk of heart disease. These are the same types of fats that appear in a number of other healthy foods, like avocados and olive oils. The USDA recommends that 25 percent of daily calories come from monounsaturated fats.
This micronutrient is quite the powerhouse, tied to boosting moods, alleviating migraines and the symptoms of PMS, even easing the symptoms of depression. Though it’s primarily known for its anti-inflammatory abilities, which can help the body prevent a number of chronic diseases, obesity, and premature aging that comes along with chronic inflammation.
Foods to try with Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter
Of course, it’s easy to indulge in peanut butter with some of the more traditional options—peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, or ants on a log—but it’s also possible to make other amazing snacks and meals using this nutty ingredient. Here are a few ideas.
If you’re craving a peanut butter sandwich but don’t want to fill up on carb-heavy white bread, you can also smear half a tablespoon of PB on one of these crispbreads from Wasa. Filled with wholesome grains, including rye, wheat, oats, and barley, and topped with oat flakes and rye bran, this tasty alternative offers delicious complexity for any snack. Add some peanut butter on top and then sprinkle on some raisins for a little extra sweetness.
Forget the syrup and butter, and go crazy with Santa Cruz’s peanut butter that melts beautifully on top of these fruit-filled waffles. The brunch staple gets a health makeover when made with whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, and coconut oil. Freeze leftovers and heat them up for a quick weekday breakfast, too.
Chocoholics can be healthy, too! Just opt for recipes like this one that combines dark chocolate, coconut sugar, nut milk, baking soda, and buckwheat flour for a nutritious and delicious batter. Add some Santa Cruz Dark Roasted Peanut Butter to the mix for even more flavor, and then garnish the cooked pancakes with pecans and maple syrup for the perfect finishing touch.
Peanut butter is a delightful addition to oatmeals, hot cereals, and porridges. It warms up alongside the grains and mixes in beautifully, adding protein and healthy fats to your breakfast along the way. Toppings also punch up the flavor—in this case, raspberry preserves, almonds, and yogurt. You can also try fresh or dried fruits and a few chocolate chips to sweeten the deal.
Recreate your favorite takeout dish right at home with this refreshing and tasty Pad Thai recipe. It’s a healthy and light take on the classic that uses shaved strips of carrot in place of traditional rice noodles. Instead of almond butter, you can also use Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter for a deeper flavor that pairs well with the added chili, ginger, and garlic.
Just try and resist these doughy, cakey peanut butter cookies. Made with sprouted spelt flour, they retain more of the inherent nutrients, but you’d never know with how much great taste is inside. A sprinkle of sea salt on top also accentuates the sweetness and adds desirable texture. Dip in an ice cold glass of almond milk for the perfect dessert or snack any time of the day.
Reviews For Creamy Peanut Butter - Dark Roasted
Based on 65 Reviews
Best peanut butter
Tastes like a handful of delicious peanuts!
I've been looking for a peanut butter with just peanuts in it and I found this. It's delicious and smooth and everything I love about peanut butter!
Ummmm... what can I say?
It's really very inconvenient to have to store PB in refrigerator. Makes it much to thick to spread, and to top it off, the taste is NOT that great...
Great tasting peanut butter
It taste so good and satisfies!
I used to use a very similar peanut butter made by a more mainstream brand, until I found out that it contained traces of GMO corn, yuck! I'm much happier with this one. Not only do I notice a difference in the taste, but I also find that I tolerate it much better.
- Ivonne Marmolejo
Tasty and healthy
Improves diet and every bit helps.
So So Good
The taste is what one should expect from really good peanut butter. The stuff is so good that it should be illegal to sell any other brand!
Our Favorite Peanut Butter
We go through this like mad. The taste is the absolute best, and the consistency is a little thinner, making it perfect for smoothies and super easy to spread on sandwiches. My kids think other thicker, sugarier peanut butters are weird, and I have to agree!
This is my kids' favorite kind of peanut butter. Love the dark roasted flavor and no sugar! They gobble it up.
Great taste, Hard to spread
I like this peanut butter, really I do. It tastes great and hits all the value categories that are important to me. Unfortunately it must be refrigerated after opening and thus gets very firm and hard to spread on bread. I've curtailed this some by leaving it in the door (warmest part of the fridge) and taking it out before using it but it's still pretty dense. Overall I think it's great!
Best Peanut Butter ever.....Try it soon...
Utterly delicious! Among the best peanut butter EVER!
A great nut butter, extra flavorful.
Organic creamy peanut butter
Excellent product, very good price.
Santa Cruz is the Best!
This is my favorite peanut butter. I have bought dozens of jars. Really love the good price.
cannot beat this
tastes good and cannot get organic for less!
The Best... Can't be beat
So Solid and rich in flavor. A shopping list favorite.
This is the ideal PB for smoothies--it's a little runnier than others (so maybe not ideal for sandwiches), but the dark roasted flavor is great.
Overall really good.
Price aside, the flavor is good. Mixes well, and the knowledge of organic peanuts is comforting. However Wholefoods has a couple of pretty good, less expensive alternatives that are also organic.
santa cruz organic peanut butter
very very tasty
Good But Not Best
The Santa Cruz Dark Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter is quite good, but the smooth peanut butters from Woodstock and Field Day are superior in flavor if not price.
- Julianne Gressley and David Grässle
I have ordered this over and over! It is the BEST!
The most natural tasting peanut butter I have ever had.Love it!1
That's it, just so yummmmm.
Yummy peanut butter and very healthy for you
I use this peanut butter often as I believe in using organic products. It is delicious and very healthy.
Good flavor, not too salty.
My Favorite Peanut Butter
Peanuts and salt. That's it and that's all that is needed. No oils, no sugars. The dark roasting adds a nice depth of flavor. This has been my go-to peanut butter for years.
I LOVE THIS PEANUT BUTTER...... THIS IS THE BEST ORGANIC ALL NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER I HAVE EVER BEEN ABLE TO FIND AND IT IS A FABULOUS PRICE.
My staple Peanut Butter
I've chosen this brand for a few years, now. I like the flavor, the "only peanuts" ingredients and it is nice to get it consistently discounted. I do not like sugar or other additives in my peanut butter.
- Wendy G.
No sugar added. I've been used to sugar laden peanut butter and you can tell this has no additives...which is a good thing!
Best 1-ingredient PB!
Best peanut butter I've ever tasted that only has one ingredients - the peanuts! (:
This peanut butter has two ingredients; dark roasted peanuts and salt. You can't get any simpler than that. And this peanut butter lived up to all the reviews. Great flavor, great texture and easy to spread. Be sure to stir well and then refrigerate. You will not need to stir again.
Great Peanut Butter
My whole family loves this creamy PB. It does separate, but aside from that, it's perfect. Rich flavor, and super easy to spread.
My family loves this peanut butter. Great taste from the dark roasted nuts and no added sugar. The kids had the jar gone in about a week!
Wish you offered the Light Roasted!
This is a delicious, nutritious peanut butter! But the light-roasted version is even more nutritious! Hope you begin to carry that one soon. Thanks!
Best organic peanut butter!!
Love that it is a glass jar and the oil blends well!
Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter
Really loved the flavor. Great product and price. Will absolutely buy again.
best pb in the world
Santa Cruz organic dark roasted peanut butter
Good price. Too oily
USDA Organic Peanut Butter
This is really good peanut butter!
I have used this for years. It is simply the best peanut butter I have ever tasted and I have tasted a lot.
Tasty and cheap
Great product, wish they had sprouted peanut butter... one day! but until then this is great bang for your buck for some tasty cooked/roasted peanut.
Our family's favorite!
This is the best tasting peanut butter out there and Organic to boot......
Yum in a jar
This stuff is great. It has a depth of flavor due to the dark roasting (I think), that makes it different from my other natural PB.
My favorite peanut butter
Excellent, rich taste. My favorite peanut butter by far
A bit too oily for my taste.
I'm sorry. I thought I was going to really like this, but I have been trying to get some of the oil out of the butter ever since I opened it... and yes, that's after I mixed it up thoroughly. It just has a higher oil content than I like. Flavor is good.
Was expecting more sweetness.
I had a pretty good idea that this 'dark roast' would give off a smokey taste to this peanut butter. It was definitely a different touch but I enjoyed it. However, I was also expecting it to be at least mildly sweet, yet that was completely missing.
Mixing the oil every time to arrive at the right consistency is not even an issue but not tasting any sweetness in the peanut butter is difficult to get used to when I've only had sweet peanut butter all my life.
- J. Thomas
The ultimate peanut butter
I've been avoiding heavily processed foods and artificial ingredients whenever I can and I was so excited when my boyfriend brought home some of this peanut butter. He's still getting on board for the switch to healthier foods but I thought it was so cute that he'd venture over to the health store, take a look around, and pick some things out for me. It's hilarious because he really had no idea what he was doing, but he picked a good one! He went to open it and almost dumped out all the oil at the top. Luckily I stopped him in time to explain but after I'd stirred it all in, we absolutely loved it! I'd never heard of dark roasted peanuts before, but it sounded exactly up my alley and it did not disappoint. I kept it in the fridge after we'd had our fill and I haven't had to mix it since. I love the rich, smoky flavor it has, almost like it was ever so slightly caramelized.
Aside from the flavor, l like everything else about this product too. It's organic, it has 1 ingredient, it comes in a jar, and the cost is comparable to the store brand nut butters that are loaded with sugars and preservatives and artificial flavoring. It's a win-win-win-win!
- Annie B.
PB&J Sandwiches on Paleo Wrap
I LOVE this peanut butter! I bought it so that I could put it on my Paleo wrap for little extra coconut flavor. This butter is darker than I am used to which gives it a little smokier flavor. This is one of my favorite spreads hands down. Its Certified Organic and Non-GMO which is awesome!
I don't love that this product is made in Chico, CA but branded as Santa Cruz. I understand that it is just a name but makes it a little confusing. I would buy this product again regardless.
- Charles King
My absolute favorite peanut butter! You really can't go wrong with this product, it's delicious, GMO free, and organic! I'm constantly looking for new reasons to use this and when I can't come up with anything I simply eat it by the spoon full.
- W. Potter
Creamy Peanut butter - dark roasted
This was the first time I bought P.B w. oil on top and read to keep it in fridge- but I don't mind.
It tastes sooo much better than those from store
when you don't know what's keeping them 'creamy'
I like that brand. will order again
Best Natural Peanut Butter
Delicious! Even by the spoonful!
Delicious and Clean
This nut butter is free of the "extra stuff" that lurks in our nut butters. It's a great price and delicious texture.
This dark roasted peanut butter has a very unique taste. It is delicious with fruits and vegetables. It makes a great sandwich.
The only thing I don't like, which is a problem with most organic peanut butter, is the separation. It's a pain stirring that oil back in. But the taste is worth the effort.
- Marcy Vincent
Rich and delicious
This was my first time trying dark roasted peanut butter and I have to say that I am impressed. Great, thick, rich flavor. This is better than your average peanut butter.
To me, this is like a gourmet peanut butter. I use this for many things, but my favorite is to just eat it by the spoon full.
- Steph Mussel
Rich and Creamy
I wasn't expecting much of a difference between this peanut butter and any other peanut butters. This really is the best of the best. It has a more smokey flavor that is just perfect. I love this particular peanut butter on toast and with my veggies. It is just plain delicious. I could eat a whole jar in one sitting if I wanted to. (though self control is a good thing!) I did notice the first time I opened it that it was a little separated, but after stirring it with a knife quickly it really stood up well and I haven't had to stir it since. This is truly a delicious peanut butter!
- Stacy M.
I love my peanut butter. I love peanut butter cookies, peanut butter on celery, peanut butter toast, sandwiches....so much more! I even like it plain. I am really impressed with this particular brand of organic peanut butter. It is high quality and the nice smoky, rich flavor is to die for. I like to keep a few jars of this in the house because I find I use quite a lot of it!
- Steven Daniel
Toasted Peanut Taste
I had never heard of a dark roasted peanut butter, but I'm glad I gave it a try! It has a much more "smokey" flavor than standard peanut butter. It honestly tastes a whole lot more indulgent and filling than standard PB. You'll need to thoroughly mix this up once you get it before you eat it. Unlike non-organic kinds, this stuff can separate a bit and require you to stir it back up to get the proper taste. I've only had to mix it up when initially opening the jar, though. It doesn't seem to require mixing it very often.
Peanut butter for purists
If you're into pure peanut butter that has nothing added, this is the ticket.
I confess I was kind of raised on salty peanut butter with additives and for years, that was my first choice. Then I got healthy and decided it was time to seek a more healthy peanut butter spread.
Enter this dark roasted wonder that has spanish nuts and pretty much nothing else. It's not sweet, and the flavor is rich and has a slight smoky edge to it. I use it on bread, fruit and as a topping for my pancakes.
Best peanut butter on the planet
Yes, I think this is easily the best peanut butter I've ever tasted. Santa Cruz also makes a light roast, but I prefer the stronge flavor of dark roasted peanuts.
This is thick, creamy peanut butter that's made from organic nuts. It's much less sweet than Jiffy or Skippy, and low in salt and has no hydrogenated oils.
Basically, they took organic nuts, made them into a paste and added nothing. That's pure greatness.
- Albeta Owens
Dark Rosted Peanut Butter, Yes Please!
What a treat from ordinary peanut butter! I love the taste of this dark roast. The fact that it's organic with no sugar or oils added, is a bonus.
This peanut butter is great for a new kind of PBJ, but it's really a versatile spread. Try it with fruit slices like apples or pears. It goes great in an almond milk smoothie and on toast, waffles and so much more. I put it on celery the other day for "ants on a log"!
- Vincent Swanson
Dark roasted peanut butter? This was a new concept to me. I thought peanut butter was pretty standard, except for natural vs. conventional. Since I'm a PB fanatic, I decided to give this a try, and it is awesome! It has a rich, deep flavor that has caused me to switch over for life. Like dark chocolate, it's probably not for everyone, but it certainly is for me.
- Candice Blair
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