Friday, July 9, 2010
I have been trying many different products from Tropical Traditions. They offer a variety of coconut and coconut oil based products, including Coconut Peanut Butter. It is made from 100% organic dried coconut and 100% organic peanuts. There are no extra additives or preservatives. These are the only ingredients listed on the bottle!! Compare that to other peanut butters, like the leading brand. They have sugar, salt, and vegetable oils to name a few ingredients. The combination of the coconut and peanut butter ground together makes a healthy spread that tastes great!
Even though it has no added sugar, I found this to be a bit sweeter than the average peanut butter. There is less than a gram of sugar naturally in a teaspoon of the peanut butter. Overall it has only a few more calories per 2 tablespoons than the leading brand of peanut butter, but the calories from fat are less in the coconut peanut butter. There is more saturated fat, however, there is only 6 mg of sodium in two tablespoons of the coconut peanut butter, compared to 150 mg in two tablespoons of the leading brand. For me, that was really important, because I don't want to give my family too much added sodium to their diet. Most people have too much sodium daily. The coconut peanut butter is a better source of iron, and actually has some calcium. The leading brand of peanut butter doesn't have a significant amount of calcium. The coconut peanut butter does have less fiber and protein than the leading brand, but only by a gram for protein, and .08 grams for fiber. And there are less carbs in the coconut peanut butter. As far as I was concerned, this is a pretty good alternative to regular peanut butter!!
When I opened the peanut butter, I was surprised that the oil had risen to the top because of the intense heat in my house! Luckily you can just stir it back together to get that great taste!!! This peanut butter is certified USDA organic, so it is guaranteed to be high quality and truly organic! I feel good knowing I am helping my kids eat a little healthier, and it doesn't take much effort or any fighting to eat well!!
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Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.