128.Peanut Butter Moderated discussion and help for Food Combining and the Hay diet, Cookery and recipes, Starch or Protein

Re peanut butter: from Joanna on 2006-05-10

Hi Krysia,

I'm new to food combining as well, but may be able to help a little.

1. Almond butter has got to be much better than peanut butter! Almonds are very nutritional. They are high in calcium and protein, and the lowest nut in fat. They are considered one of the best nuts available.

Peanuts on the other hand, especially in peanut butter, are not that easy to digest. They are hig in fat. There is also concern about potentially toxic molds containing aflatoxin that can grow on peanuts. Aflatoxin is a potential carcinogen.

2. I think that if you read the label of ingredients on the rye bread packet, you'll find that it will say that it's higher in carb than protein. Even with the sunflower seeds in it. I've just learnt to do this with sprouted wheat bread! (Thanks to Peter's input!) My understanding is that sunflower seeds are a neutral food and so you can eat them with either carb or protein. But there must be more rye flour than seeds in the bread.

3. In Jackie Le Tissier's book on Food Combining for Vegetarians, she suggests that soya products come under the protein category. However, she has miso mentioned under the Flavourings section of neutral foods, which would mean you can mix it with protein or carb.

Someone else, or Peter, may be able to clarify the miso issue?

Good luck!


Re peanut butter: from Joanna on 2006-05-11

Hallo again Krysia,

P.S. to my last email. I've just received a copy of Peter's book in the post, and it would seem that almonds are too high in protein to mix with starch!! So following my last email it would seem that they're not better than peanuts on bread!


Re peanut butter: from krysia on 2006-05-11

Many thanks for the helpful comments.
Hope both of our food combining efforts are successful


Re peanut butter: from Kasaija P Banage on 2006-08-02


I have high Cholestrol in particular my LDL, so I have been put on medication. However, I have always enjoyed Peanut butter and would like to know if this will indeed help lower my cholestrol?



Re peanut butter: from Sue on 2006-10-04

Yes, I was just told I have high cholestrol. Is peanut butter good to eat for this? I've been eating it every morning, not in the jar, ground fresh without any added ingredients for about two years!


Re peanut butter: from Peter on 2006-10-04

High cholesterol in the blood is the result of there being too much fat and oil in the diet for your metabolism. Our own body will make the cholesterol from other fats. This is normal - it is having too high a level that needs to be reduced.
For most people this means a low fat diet, but note this is not no fat. Some fat in the diet is essential for uptake of vitamins.

The useful fat comes with a portion of oily fish, or a light olive oil dressing on salad or green vegetables, or as invisible fat with meat or eggs.

The fat you can avoid is the fat in cake, biscuits, visible fat on meat, chocolate, and yes peanut butter.
Sorry, but if you have got high cholesterol, cut out the peanut butter.

Re: peanut butter: from sima on 2006-12-20


My bad cholestrol is 235 and I love peanutbutter. I have read that I am not allowed to eat peanut butter but I love it. Please let me am I allowed to eat it and how much in a day.

I eat always homemade peanut butter.

Thanks and best regards


Re: peanut butter: from Peter on 2006-12-20

High cholesterol comes from too much fat and too little exercise. There is nothing magic about it. Plenty of exercise is essential to be healthy, so increase the exercise and cut the fat down until they are in balance.

You can eat a little peanut butter provided that you cut out a lot of other fat in the diet and increase your exercise.

Re: peanut butter: from Brijmohan Singhi on 2007-04-07

Whether peanut butter deterimental to cholestrol sufferers?

As I think, saturated fat is responsible for cholestrol increase.

How much \% of saturated fat does it contain?

Re: peanut butter: from Peter on 2007-04-07

Peanut butter

Total fat 50.39 percent

Saturated fat 10.29 percent

Monounsaturated fat 23.71 percent
Polyunsaturated fat 13.87 percent

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19 (2006)