What's The Difference Between Peanut Butter And PB2?

Peanut butter is a delicious and nutritious snack. It is made by grinding the nuts into a creamy mixture, and most brands contain 90% peanuts, according to the National Peanut Board. You can even make your own peanut butter, per The Kitchn.

PB2 is an alternative to conventional peanut butter. It involves a process that removes most of the oils found in nuts. The finished product is a powder that requires only water to make a creamy peanut butter paste. PB2 tastes like peanut butter but it has significantly less fat per serving than regular peanut butter, according to the company. To compare, regular peanut butter has 190 calories and 16 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons. PB2, on the other hand, only has 60 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. The amount of protein is about the same with regular peanut butter having about 7 grams and PB2 having around 6.

PB2 contains less fat than regular peanut butter

Whether or not PB2 is healthier than regular peanut butter depends on your health goals. If you are looking to cut fat and calories, then you might want to include it in your diet, according to Healthline. Moreover, some brands of store-bought peanut butter contain sugar (per Web MD), in which case, organic PB2 products may be a healthier alternative (per PB2 Foods).

It is also worth noting that because PB2 does not have as much fat as regular peanut butter, it might also not have the vitamin E found in it. This lack of fat also removes some of the creaminess you find in regular peanut butter, so it might take some getting used to when you first start eating it. However, powdered peanut butter is easy and versatile to cook with, as it mixes easily with most ingredients. You can also add it to smoothies, or use it as a topping for popcorn or oatmeal (via Healthline).