Other names: nut butter, Smooth Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter
Translations: Zemesriekstu sviests, Žemės riešutų sviestas, Pastă de arahide, Kikiriki maslac, Pindakaas, मूंगफली का मक्खन, Арахисовое масло, Φιστικοβούτυρο, زبدة الفول السوداني, 땅콩 버터, Arašídové máslo, Selai kacang, Mani mantikilya, 花生酱, Mantega de cacauet, Arašidovo maslo, Arašidové maslo, אֱגוזן, Jordnötssmör, Кикирики бутер, ピーナッツバター, Beurre d'arachide, Manteca de cacahuete, Арахісове масло, Maapähkinävoi, Фъстъчено масло
Peanut butter can be either cream or crunchy, the former being ground to a smoother consistency. It is usually very thick.
Colors: tan, light brown
Flavors: sweet, nutty
Mouthfeel: Smooth, Sticky, Thick, Sometimes chunky, Thick, Clammy
Food complements: Jelly, Cookies, Cakes, Breads, Chicken
Wine complements: White wine, Late harvest reisling, Reisling, Viognier
Beverage complements: Tea, Milk, Mead, Beer, Coffee
Substitutes: Sunflower seed butter, Almond butter, Hazelnut butter, Nutella, Cashew butter, Dark chocolate dreams
Selecting and Buying
Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Peanut butter is available in smooth, chunky (with small bits of chopped peanuts), natural, reduced-fat, no sugar added, and even swirled with jelly for those time-challenged consumers.
Buying: Any supermarket or grocery store
Procuring: Peanuts used for peanut butter are primary grown in the southern United States. They are planted in April and harvested in September and October. The peanuts are then roasted and ground into peanut butter.
Preparation and Use
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a popular choice among children. Peanut butter is also used to make cookies and other desserts. Many candies also contain peanut butter, surrounded by chocolate.
Cleaning: not necessary
Conserving and Storing
Store bought peanut butter has a shelf life of about 1 year and should be stored in cool, dark place. Homemade peanut butter, however should be refrigerated.