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  • A staple of the American diet, peanut butter is often seen as a healthy food and a good source of protein and monounsaturated fat. However, peanut butter does pose some hidden dangers.

    Additives

    Some peanut butters contain unhealthy ingredients like hydrogenated oils and refined sugar. Opt for brands made from only peanuts or peanuts and salt.

    Allergies

    People suffering from peanut allergies must obviously avoid peanut butter. Early indicators of an allergic reaction include a runny nose, a skin rash, or other seemingly mundane symptoms. These conditions can worsen quickly to include a dramatic drop in blood pressure, dizziness, constriction of the throat, trouble breathing and even death.

    Salmonella

    Peanut butter is often susceptible to outbreaks of salmonella, which are harmful bacteria that cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe salmonella cases can prove fatal.

    Aflatoxin

    Peanuts may contain a fungus that produces aflatoxin, which is a known carcinogen. The fungus grows on peanuts stored in hot, humid conditions. While peanut crops are tested for aflatoxin, the potential danger does exist.

    Spoilage

    Due to its high fat content, peanut butter can turn rancid, which in turn can cause stomach upsets. Keep it in the refrigerator and do not expose it to light, heat or humidity.

    Source:

    DrWeil.com: Perplexed About Peanuts?

    The Seattle Times: FDA: Avoid peanut-butter products

    Peanut-Butter.org: Selecting and Storing Peanut Butter

  • The person who manufactured the label is dyslexic.....
  • Your dog might take hours to lick it off his/her nose D':
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      My dog never gets done licking it off. ...I wish I was a dog. Things would be so much easier! I could just roll around in poop whenever I want, and give myself...oops, did I say that out loud? *panics, runs away*
    • jenjo
      It is just so darn cute :"3 Hmm, being a dog would be nice until your owner leaves and your left with a broken heart not knowing when you will see their face again :"( I want to be a kitty, meow bitch *claws face*
    • jenjo
      Ooo no, a bird
  • Eating too much of it. I love peanut butter.
  • 6-8-2017 Just don't let it get around your neck.
  • Allergies constipation

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