According to the National Peanut Board, the average American eats about three pounds of peanut butter each year, totaling about 800 million pounds nation-wide. The good news is that peanut butter is more than just a tasty sidekick for jam and bread.
Nutritionally speaking, it is a great source of unsaturated
fats and vegetarian protein. Over 80 percent of the fats found
in peanut butter are unsaturated, 50 percent being
monounsaturated fats that can help cut bad cholesterol (LDL).
Also, peanuts contain important B vitamins, potassium and
resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant known to have cancer