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There are a lot of big brands of peanut butter that contain palm oil, which is responsible for the destruction of rainforests and habitats for orangutans. There are some brands that are making their nut butters with coconut oil instead of nuts, but coconuts are not always ethically produced; some of the coconuts are actually picked by slave monkeys. When you make your own, you can choose which ingredients you want to include (and whether you only want to use nuts).
It was in 1995 that Proctor & Gamble bought Jif, the biggest peanut butter brand in the United States. Proctor & Gamble is not exactly an ethical company.
Have you ever tried to reduce the amount of waste you create or the amount of plastic you use? If you do not have access to bulk nuts, you can buy them in large containers, and you can reduce waste by blitzing them into nut butter yourself if you do not have bulk available.
As mentioned above, palm oil, which is a by-product of many brands of supermarket peanut butter, is not environmentally friendly, but if you make your own peanut butter, you can avoid including palm oil.
You used to be able to walk into a store and there would only be two choices available: crunchy or smooth. In the past few years, we have seen the explosion of different types of nut butter, from cashew to almond to pistachio. However, some of the non-peanut nut butters are quite expensive compared to peanut butter! Furthermore, natural/no salt or sugar added peanut butter is also relatively expensive.
By buying nuts in bulk, and making your own nut butter, you’ll save a lot of money.
There are many commercial peanut butters that are full of salts and sugars and oils that are added to them. If you make your own, you can choose exactly what you put into it, and how much of it you put in.