Our expert says:
The SA Food Tables do not list the energy value of low-fat peanut butter, so you will have to check on the label how much this is. According to the Food Tables, peanut butter usually provides 2460 kJ and 50g fat per 100 g, while peanuts contain 2431 kJ and 49.3 g of fat per 100g. Compare these values to the values listed on the low-fat peanut butter label. If the latter contains less energy and fat, then having a teaspoon (5g) of the low-fat peanut butter would be less fattening than standard peanut butter or peanuts.
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