Peanut butter is one of America's favorite spreads. The average American eats more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products every year, and, despite a growing number of peanut allergies, peanut butter is still enjoyed in 90 percent of American homes, according to the National Peanut Board. Still, for many health-minded individuals, choosing the right peanut butter can be a confusing process.
We break down the pros and cons of popular peanut butter varieties to ease the uncertainty. But no matter which peanut butter you choose, be sure it remains part of your diet. People who eat nuts and peanut butter regularly are less likely to have heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.
Find out which type of peanut butter you should avoid and check out some of our favorite peanut butter recipes, in the slideshow above.