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Difference Between Peanut butter and Butter

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Peanut butter and butter are food spreads that have been in use for years. Well, both peanut butter and butter comes with many differences in their contents, nutritional value and other aspects.

A dairy product, butter is made from milk. Churning fresh/fermented cream or milk produces butter. It comprises of butterfat, milk proteins and water. Butter is normally produced from the milk of cow. But butter is also made from milk of other mammals like goats, sheep, buffalo and yaks.

On the other hand, Peanut butter is made from roasted ground peanuts. Dextrose or other sweeteners, hydrogenated vegetable oil and salt are the main ingredients in peanut butter. Dextrose and other sweeteners give taste, hydrogenated vegetable stabilizes and prevents separation of oils, and salt prevents spoilage.

Peanut butter comes in smooth and crunchy forms. On the other hand, Butter remains solid when refrigerated but spreads at room temperature and melts at 32 to 35 degree Celsius.

Peanut butter can be traced to Marcellus Gilmore Edson, who had got a patent in 1884 for the “fluid or semi-fluid state” of the roasted peanuts when it was milled between heated surfaces. Well, butter has been in use for centuries. Romans, Greeks, Indians and Arabs have been using butter for very long centuries.

When comparing the nutritional values, peanut butter and butter have much difference between them. When comparing the nutritional value per 100 gm of peanut butter and butter, one can see that butter comes with more energy than peanut butter. When butter comes with energy of 720 kcal, it is just 590 kcal in peanut butter.

Butter comes with a higher fat content when compared to peanut butter. When 81 gm of fat is seen in a 100 gm of butter, it is only 50 gm in peanut butter. Comparing the protein level, butter comes with just one gm of protein while peanut butter has 25 gm of protein content.

Summary:
1. A dairy product, butter is made from milk. Peanut butter is made from roasted ground peanuts
2. Butter comprises of butterfat, milk proteins and water. The man components in Peanut butter are dextrose or other sweeteners, hydrogenated vegetable oil and salt.
3. When comparing the nutritional value per 100 gm of peanut butter and butter, one can see that butter comes with more energy than peanut butter.


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2 Comments

  1. Really informative blog article.Much thanks again. Awesome.

    • At 82% calories compared to butter, peanut butter has more flavor without salt, 40% less fat and 25 times more protein! Try both plain, no sugar, no salt and you will see – you may even find it more satisfying.
      So, the offered conclusion contradicts my personal experience as well as the article’s own content – what a shame!

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