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Suma Organic Peanut Butter, Great Taste and Healthy Too

Submitted by on June 18, 2010 – 1:46 pm9 Comments

The benefits of eating good quality peanut butter

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According to a recent study eating good quality peanut butter could be the secret to beating heart disease. (Daily Mail – June 2009)

The article says that “snacking on a small amount of peanuts or peanut butter at least five days a week can nearly halve the risk of a heart attack. The nuts are thought to combat bad cholesterol, help reduce inflammation in the body and boost the health of blood vessels around the heart.

The study reported on was carried out continuously between 1980 and 2002 by researchers at Harvard Medical School who analysed the diets of more than 6,000 women who had type 2 diabetes which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

When the results were compared with data on how many went on to suffer heart attacks or strokes, the findings were that those that regularly ate peanuts had the greatest protection.

In a report on their finding, published in the Journal of Nutrition, the risk was said to have been reduced by up to 44 per cent and stated that:

Consumption of at least five servings a week of one ounce of nuts or one tablespoon of peanut butter was significantly associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease”.

In the UK,  poor diet and lifestyle has led to a dramatic rise over the last five years in cases of type 2 diabetes, from 1.5million to 2.25million now.

Ellen Mason of the British Heart Foundation said: “It is beneficial to include nuts in our diets as they are low in the saturated fats that raise our cholesterol”.

Suma Peanut Butter is fully organic and contains no hydrogenated oils, palm oil or added sugar. It is available “Crunchy” or “Smooth” with or without added salt, is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is available in two sizes 340g and 700g.

View the Suma Peanut Butter Range here.

Please note that some peanut products can be full of added oil, sugar and high quantities of salt so check the label first and don’t forget that nuts are high in overall calories.

Also eating more of one food in isolation will not make a dramatic difference to your health if you are inactive and don’t have a balanced diet.

Check out these recipe ideas using peanut butter on our site.

9 Comments »

  • bill says:

    I just want to know where I can buy Suma peanut butter locally, i.e. where is it for sale at local retailers in my area? My post code is the TQ12 or TQ13 areas.

    Most companies have a retail outlet finder on their websites.

    Regards

  • admin
    Twitter: barmybeetroot
    says:

    Hi Bill,

    I have asked our customer service team to email you with details of your nearest stockist. You can also purchase a lot of Suma brand products online from our shopping site http://www.sumamarket.coop

    Thanks
    Amy @ Suma

  • Jo says:

    Please can you tell me what temperature the peanuts are roasted at to make Suma peanut butter?

    I love your smooth peanut butter by the way – it tastes great on celery sticks!

  • Danny says:

    Thanks for your comment, Our customer information team are on the case.

  • Danny says:

    Standard procedure is to roast peanuts at 175-180 degrees centigrade for 6 to 8 minutes depending on size and moisture content.

    Hope this helps.

  • Tony says:

    Congratulations. This is the first peanut butter WITHOUT that horrible chemical taste and smell you get when you first open jar. I have tried all the Top Organic brands and they all have it even though they are organic which makes you wonder. Hope Suma will bring out RAW butters soon like walnut and almond. Keep up great work

  • Rob says:

    Thanks for your comment Tony.
    We really appreciate feedback on our products, especially such a positive one as yours.
    You might also like to try the latest addition to our Peanut Butter family – this month we have launched a Fairtrade Crunchy version http://www.suma.coop/2011/11/23/suma-peanut-butter-goes-fairtrade/

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Rob

  • Veronica says:

    Please advise the country(ies) of origin for the peanuts being used in the manufacturing of your organic peanut butter. Thank you!

  • Rob says:

    Hi Veronica, the peanuts we use in our peanut butter come from China, we also have a fairtrade version.

    The link to Suma Organic Fairtrade Peanut Butter is
    http://www.suma.coop/2011/11/23/suma-peanut-butter-goes-fairtrade/

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