I love peanut butter. Literally ALL peanut butter. Peanut butter candies, peanut butter covered bananas, a spoon full of creamy goodness. You name it, I'll likely eat it. However, there's a new list out of the peanut butter brands that we should avoid.

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If you're like me and feel that any peanut butter will do, look again. It's crucial to acknowledge that not all peanut butter products are created with the same standards of quality. There are several really good peanut butters on the list making me question my choices, not going to lie.

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24/7 Wall St. is responsible for the list titled: 'The Worst Peanut Butter Brands To Avoid. In the article, they say how they determined the worst peanut butter brands, focusing on things such as flavortexture, and nutritional value.

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It also highlights the common additives in commercially available peanut butter, such as sugarsalt, and hydrogenated oils, and their potential health risks.

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I love the idea of Smucker’s Goober Grape. I begged for it as a child. And the fact that goober is another name for peanuts in the Southern United States makes me love the name. But the idea of eating it? The high fructose corn syrup alone is enough to make me pass. Potassium sorbate, a mold and yeast suppressant that is considered generally safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is heavily regulated in Europe. This is due to its status as a genotoxin. A genotoxin is an agent that causes DNA or chromosomal damage. Be a savvy consumer. Read labels. And remember that in the world of peanut butter, less is more. - 24/7 WallSt

The recommendation is to choose peanut butter with the fewest ingredients, ideally only peanuts, to avoid these additives and their associated health concerns.

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