While in a shop in Saratoga Springs, New York, I came across this jar of peanut butter.
The label says Peanut Buzz. And what is the Buzz?
Research suggests peanuts have more protein than any other legume or nut.
I would think that the comparative levels of protein in legumes and nuts is well established, so I find it odd that research only “suggests” peanuts have more protein. But maybe it is so.*
Next up is
Peanuts may help improve HDL/LDL ratio
Again, I find the “may help” wording oddly vague. But, again, maybe it is so. No mention of research here.
Peanut eaters can have leaner bodies
This is most certainly true. I am certain that peanut eaters can have leaner bodies. I am equally certain that they can have fat bodies, and medium bodies.
Peanuts have been referred to as Mother Nature’s “multi-vitamin”
Really? Someone once referred to peanuts as a multi-vitamin? Here is the nutrition label on this jar of peanut butter:
My apologies for the blur. Let’s see, we can ignore the fat, cholesterol, sodium, carb, fiber, sugar and protein content since multi-vitamins do not normally supply those items. That brings us to vitamin A (0% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Iron (4% DV). If your multi-vitamin label even remotely resembles those numbers, you are getting ripped off.
It is fun how the label begins with claims that may well be true, but states them tentatively. By the time the last statement comes along, it seems to have as much authority as the preceding claims. And since it seems a near certainty that sometime, somewhere, someone once said that peanuts are natures multi-vitamin…
I did not buy this product so I have no idea how good or bad it may be. I have no idea if it is produced by a small Saratoga Springs company or some massive corporation. But I do know that the label is right there with the worst corporate bs scam crap out there. Which is why I did not buy the product.
*Note that there are two levels of uncertainty here.