March 9, 2008
I found out the most curious thing the other day. It's kind of a long story, but the short of it is I was looking at 2 kinds of peanut butter at Whole Foods. In the past I've bought the larger, store brand jar because it is a good value. Recenty I picked up a smaller jar of their organic store brand because I figured since I buy so many other things organic, our peanut butter should be too. I also am hoping to reduce the use of our peanut butter and thought a smaller jar might be a good thing.
So, here's the curious part.
Their regular (non-organic) peanut butter has only peanuts and salt as the ingredients. The organic version contains organic peanuts, organic palm oil, organic pure cane sugar, and sea salt. A whole bunch of organic junk!!
Seems in this case the non-organic is the healthier choice (not that it is healthy, but geez!) I guess it is like the low-fat craze where people would eat low fat cookies with even more sugar or chemicals thinking it was a fine substitute. Gotta watch those labels, eh?