Thursday, February 09, 2012

Adams' Natural Peanut Butter

Paleo'ers usually stay away from peanut butter because:
(1) Peanuts are legumes, and not nuts;
(2) Peanuts contain lectins, which are associated with inflammation and digestive diseases in the human body (read this);
(3) Peanuts, both normal and organic, are susceptible to a mold which produces a carcinogenic substance called aflatoxin. High levels of aflatoxins can cause liver cancer (read this).

Most everyone will say though that peanut butter is one of the most delicious butters out there, and I myself eat peanut butter and roasted peanuts once in awhile.

If you are going to eat peanut butter, stay away from the products that are pre-mixed as they probably contain nasty hydrogenated vegetable oil, added to prevent the peanut oil from separating. Instead, look out for "natural" peanut butter, which should have a layer of oil floating on top, and check the ingredients.

The brand we get is Adams (which is the only brand sold in larger supermarkets here anyway), and I always buy crunchy.

Serving size is 2 tbsp (32g), with about 14 servings in the jar.
But I just end up polishing off a lot of the jar at one time with a big spoon.

It is a little troublesome to mix the layer of oil into the thick spread yourself, but once you have had a taste of hearty natural PB, those versions with hydrogenated oils will taste really artifical and plasticky. Adams' crunchy peanut butter tastes much heartier than hydrogenated PB. My mother enjoys it on her toast, and I enjoy it as a snack. 

The make-up from bottom up is mostly spread, followed by a thin layer of peanut chunks and then the layer of peanut oil. As I love crunchy things, I do wish that there were more chunky bits in the jar.

Adams' Natural Peanut Butter is sold at NTUC for S$4.95 a jar of crunchy, creamy or unsalted creamy. NTUC also sells a "no-stir" creamy version, but that contains hydrogenated oils.

(Edit 02/12/12 : NTUC has raised the price to S$5.20 a jar.)


  1. Is Adams peanut butter still available in ntuc? As I'm having problem searching for them. May I know which branch/outlets have it?

  2. Sorry Galicia, I have no idea - you could try writing in. For a few months I have not seen any Adams PB at the following outlets:

    - Bukit Timah (Finest)
    - 313 Somerset (Finest)
    - Killiney
    - Coronation Plaza
    - Toa Payoh Hub

    Alternatively, you can order supplies from See:


    If it is your first time ordering from iHerb, the coupon code "XOJ002" will save you US$5-$10 on your first order.

  3. Thanks for your information, it was pretty helpful. I would like to let you know that I have just managed to find Adam's peanut butter.*great news and thought I would share it with you* You might want to get it at Clementi Mall's NTUC finest, as they still have some stocks left.

  4. Thanks for the tip Galicia! Mom brought home a bottle of Adam's crunchy a few days ago also, but not from Clementi Mall's NTUC Finest. NTUC may be re-stocking hurray!

  5. *lol & chuckles* That's kinda cool. I am glad you manage to get it. :) The NTUC staff said they are having difficulty in the shipment actually. Oh well..... I am glad with having my Adam's Creamy Unsalted.*slight chuckles*

  6. Haha thanks! There's lots of Creamy Unsalted left at Coronation Plaza's NTUC. Seems like Crunchy is the most popular.

  7. Do you refrigerate it after stirring?

    1. Yes I do. Once jars have been opened I don't like leaving them outside because of Singapore weather and humidity... never know what can grow and is unseen to the naked eye.