What do the scientists say?
Lots is said about peanuts and peanut butter. You will find here a summary of the science behind the nut.
Peanuts and weight gain :
smash the myth
Some prejudices have given peanuts a bad image. Let’s set the record straight. Thanks to its composition, peanuts are a source of natural protein, valuable nutrients and healthy benefits such as helping battle against bad cholesterol.
People who practice sports have every reason to include peanuts in their diet. Apart from tasting good, it’s a food naturally rich in protein and calories, hence particularly suited when doing sports.
Butter and peanuts together ? It is believed that this food is highly caloric. And yet, it is less, with 640 calories per 100 grams, it is less than butter (730 calories) and oil (900 calories).