Peanut butteris a spread made from dry roasting peanuts.
It is most often eaten on toast or in a sandwich but can also be used as an ingredient. The roasting process acts to boost the peanut’s flavour potential, raising the proportion of oil compared to solids and minimizing excess moisture.
The roasted nuts are then ground into a paste before salt, sugar or artificial sweeteners are added.
As each tablespoon provides around four grams of protein, peanut butter is a nutritional snack, but the fat content tends to be high.