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Organic Roasted Peanuts, Contains 1% Or Less Of Salt.
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Why You’ll Love Crunchy Peanut Butter - Dark Roasted
Usually the biggest decision you have to make with peanut butter is crunchy or creamy. But Santa Cruz takes it a step farther with a choice between light roasted and dark roasted. In this unique, dark blend, the all-natural manufacturer uses only USDA certified organic Spanish peanuts and then roasts them for longer to provide richer, more impeccable taste.
The only other ingredient added to each 16 oz. jar is salt (with less than 1 percent concentration). The original recipe uses zero hydrogenated oils, added sugars, or artificial ingredients, which gives this crunchy spread the freshest quality and most healthful integrity. Each serving of Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter therefore 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.
Use it to make a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, smear a little on apples for a midday snack, or make a surprisingly spicy peanut sauce that will add dimension to the dinner plate. Any way you choose, this crunchy peanut butter is sure to be a household favorite for every meal.
The nutrition behind peanut butter
Peanut butter can be quite healthy, but not just any jar will do. In fact, you may be shocked to discover that a lot of what you might be eating isn’t entirely made of peanuts. Take just a quick glance at some of the more commercial labels, and you’ll see what’s really going into this classic treat: sugar—and lots of it. In fact, some peanut butters have only 60 percent peanuts within their list of ingredients, leaving you with a whole lot of questionable fillers.
On the contrary, Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter is something you can enjoy without the guilt. In fact, because of the simple ingredient list, this PB is actually more complex when it comes to nutrients.
High protein content
Peanut butter even has eggs beat in the protein department. In just one serving of Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter there are seven grams of protein (compared to six grams in one egg), making it an equally energizing way to start the day.
Protein contributes to our sense of fullness after a meal, making it easier to stay satisfied instead of craving more an hour later—which is a big help when it comes to weight management. Protein is also a building block of numerous parts of the human body, including hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, blood, and skin. And, it plays a major role in helping the body heal from injuries, supporting bone health, increasing muscle mass, and helping to lower blood pressure.
Good amounts of good fats
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.
The real question when it comes to magnesium is: What can’t it do? This micronutrient has been associated with everything from fighting the symptoms of depression to helping alleviate the pain of PMS. Magnesium is also anti-inflammatory. While some inflammation in the body is normal, when it’s long-lasting it can lead to chronic diseases, obesity, and premature aging. Magnesium is the powerhouse that can fight against it and win.
Foods that pair well with Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a real crowd pleaser, and it’s no wonder since it’s included in some favorite snacks and foods, like ants on a log or good ol’ PB&J. But peanut butter can be so much more than that, especially when used as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes, even main courses. Here are some of Thrive Market’s preferred ways to indulge in the nutty, rich flavor and health benefits of this crunchy spread.
Paired with Back To Nature Classic Round Crackers
Bread can really weigh down a light afternoon snack, so if you’re craving some peanutty goodness minus all the carbs, try these classic little crackers from Back to Nature. They’re easy to portion out into a snack, and their buttery flavor plays perfectly with Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Dark Roasted Peanut Butter. Complete your snack platter with some fresh and dried fruit and cheese.
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.
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 Crunchy Peanut Butter - Dark Roasted
Based on 41 Reviews
Perfect Peanut Butter
by far the best peanut butter I've found!
My favorite Peanut Butter
I love crunchy peanut butter and use it for my night time snack making a PB/chia pudding. Love this peanut butter!
Tastes really great and has almost no salt.
This is an awesome brand. Delicious peanut butter.
Glad to have a source for organic peanut butter
Crunchy Peanut Butter
Organic and tastes great
family likes more than all others
- judith wogomon
Crunchy peanut butter
Very good flavor.
Love This Peanutbutter
This is a great peanut butter and love the crunchy. It doesn't have added ingredients and you don't need to keep stirring it. Also a good value and it's organic.
Pad Thai sauce
We use this in our pad Thai sauce. Tastes great.
My favorite PB right now
If you love PB, add it to your cart.
This peanut butter is a staple in our house. We love the crunch. I would highly recommend
Things I love about this peanut butter:
1. The ingredients: just peanuts and salt!
2. The taste is amazing!
3. It's organic
I've now purchased a bottle every week! I'm also very gluten sensitive and this does not give be problems like the Jason peanut butter does. I will never purchase another brand!
I won't eat any other peanut butter since trying this!
Crunchy Peanut Butter - Dark Roasted
Best Peanut Butter
Um, yeah, that's pretty much it! This is perfectly roasted and salted, not too oily like some brands, and not too thick and unspreadable when you get to the bottom! It's my favorite, I'll be honest! ;)
Love this brand of peanut butter. It is now a staple in my pantry:)
Delicious real peanut butter !
One of the few organic peanut butters WITHOUT added ingredients.
Better Price Elsewhere
I can purchase this product currently for $4.50 at the store I shop at in Wisconsin. The product is actually on sale, and its original pricing is $5.00. The store I go to also has both Dark Roasted and Light Roasted. Tasty product, but it may better to check out stores if you have a means to.
My entire family loves this peanut butter. I have to order it regularly because we go through so much! Plus, it's even cheaper on thrive than my local Walmart!
Just love this peanut butter! That's all.........
Love the flavor and crunch of this peanut butter says the entire family. This is the first organic peanut butter that my family comes back for more.
Best peanut butter I've ever eaten
I love peanut butter and I'm very spoiled now by this peanut butter. No additives - just peanuts!
This is absolutely THE BEST peanut butter I have ever had. So good on toast by itself or with bacon -- a great combination btw. This peanut butter is low salt, a plus for me because I like to add my own.
Best High Quality Peanut Butter
Our whole family loves Peanut Butter but we had gone down the road of buying at Costco for the price - two gi-normous jars for under $20. But when we saw this we realized that it was a much better price for organic/non-GMO than we thought was possible and the flavor and consistency is excellent. This is now our favorite.
It's nice to enjoy a healthy peanut butter. This one has a nice balance of crunch and buttery nutty flavor
Great tasting peanut butter. Love it!
My ideal peanut butter taste is Skippy, and I've found a couple organic brands that taste similar to Skippy but come in plastic jars. My family and I aren't crazy about the taste of Santa Cruz, but we buy it because of the price and the fact that it comes in a glass jar. But we never turn down peanut butter, no matter what it tastes like, since it's one of our main food groups.
Reordering and reordering
I really like this peanut butter. Nice chunks of peanuts and more butter than oil! Good flavor.
Toasty Peanuts - So Delicious!
Best crunchy peanut butter I have ever tasted. Thank you, Thrive!
I love this peanut butter and don't feel bad about eating it!
Skippy's Prodigal Son
This tastes every bit as great as the bad stuff and with the organic and non-GMO label it's a great price for a superior product.
Absolutely THE best peanut butter, and I've tried tham all -- organic, pure peanuts, no additives (salt or sugar).
- Harve Tucker
Best Peanut Butter Ever
I always buy organic peanut butter. However, this one is the best yet. I love the flavor!
Delicious peanut butter!
I usually eat almond or cashew butter, but because this is made from organic peanuts, I decided to give it a try. It's SO good! If you haven't had peanut butter in a while, this is a great one to try.
Dark Roasted Crunchy Peanut Butter
Everything a good peanut butter should be. To help keep the oil mixed in, once mixed in, store the jar upside down in the cupboard.
Yay! Organic Peanutbutter That Tastes Great!
Amazing! Flavorful! Delicious! And organic! :D Perrrrfect for cookies and PB&Js! :D
I am a major peanut butter 'holic! Seriously this is THE BEST! My absolute favorite.
This peanut butter is perhaps the tastiest natural and organic ones I've ever had. It has a great texture; perfect for snacks, sandwiches, baking, etc.
Gotta Love the Ingredients
Really does taste like ground peanut fats. Hmm
We go through a lot of peanut butter so it is nice to save on this!
Best tasting peanut butter ever!
I was a bit concerned that "dark roasted" might mean a burnt flavor but that's not the case at all. The roasting brings out the peanut flavor. I'm so glad I found an organic, no-sugar, no-hydrogenated oil peanut butter at the great price Thrive Market offers. Oh, and this crunchy version is full of peanuts plus an extra peanut layer at the top.
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