December… Byblos and Peanut Butter…
On a cold December night… having a walk with my friend “Peanut Butter”… next to the wild boiling sea water of Byblos….
I was eating peanut butter…
mmm… I hate peanut butter… unless it’s within a cake or a biscuit or anything…
Oh come on… I prepare peanut butter myself at home…
At Home???? That’s interesting… so tell me…How do you actually do it at home????
Preparing Peanut Butter at Home:
Step1: Roast the peanuts
1.Spread the peanuts on a baking pan.
2.Bake the peanuts in an oven for around 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn them.
Step2: In a food processor
1.Pour the peanuts in a food processor with metal blades.
2.Cover the lid and turn on the processor.
3.The peanuts are now being chopped; a powdered mixture will be formed
Step3: Keep on processing
1.Keep on processing until a buttery mixture is formed
2.To get a desirable smooth peanut butter texture a longer processing period might be needed.
1.Add salt, sugar, honey etc. depending on your desired peanut butter taste.
1.Store in the fridge for around 2 days before consumption, so the mix turns into paste.
Nutrition and Health:
Peanut butter is rich in MUFA (mono-unsaturated fats) that are the good fats and the antioxidant Resveratrol. Thus, it helps protect against heart diseases, if consumed moderately. It is also rich in Vitamin B3, Proteins, Magnesium, Folic Acid, and Dietary Fiber.
Some People are “Allergic” to peanuts, thus traces of peanut butter (peanuts) consumption would lead to:
1. Itching, swelling, of the skin, lips, tongue, and throat.
2. Shortness in breathing (the individual can suffocate).
3. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting.
4. Heart attack.
5. Loss of consciousness.
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