Crazy Richard's - All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter - 16 oz. (454g)
Crazy Richards All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter is made from 100% peanuts! So it begs the question, how many ingredients does it take to make the perfect peanut butter? Call them crazy, but Crazy Richards believes that a great peanut is all that you need! All the other stuff like salt, sugar, hydrogenated and palm oils just get in the way. Simple really is best, and this jar of all natural peanut butter is all the proof that you'll ever need.
0g Trans Fat
Made in the USA
No Palm Oil
No Added Salts or Sugars
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Natural Peanut Butter need refrigeration?
The short answer is that refrigeration is not required, but it is recommended. Recommended because without refrigeration peanut oil separates naturally from the peanut butter. Refrigeration slows down the separation so you don't have to stir the oil back into the peanut butter every time you reach for that delicious jar of natural peanut butter. Natural peanut butter can also be left out of the refrigerator, because there are no preservatives, sugars, or water it cannot support growth of bacteria and molds but again the oil will separate from the butter. To refrigerate or not to refrigerate, that is up to the consumer!
What is 'regular' peanut butter?
There are two critical criteria that must be met to be officially called peanut butter: 1) a product must be at least 90% peanuts, and 2) a product cannot include any added tropical oils such as palm oil or coconut oil. Fully or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils are not considered tropical oils. Thus up to 10% of regular peanut butter can come from added sugars, dextrose, salt, hydrogenated vegetable oils, molasses, diglycerides, honey or other additives.
What is peanut butter spread?
A peanut butter spread is a product that does not meet the standard definition of 'regular' peanut butter usually because it contains less than 90% peanuts and/or any tropical oil such as palm oil or coconut oil has been added. A peanut butter spread can include added sugars, salt, molasses, honey or other processed or non-processed additives.
Why use hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils or palm oil in peanut butter?
Peanuts have an high oil content. The peanut flavor comes from the oil, and the higher the oil content the better the flavor. Once peanuts are ground up, though, the oil will eventually separate and rise to the top of the container forming a liquid layer. To stop this separation process, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or a tropical oil such as palm oil are added to the peanut butter to act as emulsifiers and to improve the overall creaminess and texture of the peanut butter. This means you do not have to stir the peanut butter to mix the oil back into the product.
What is natural peanut butter?
Natural peanut butter is peanut butter that is more than 90% peanuts, does not include any tropical oils, and does not have any processed ingredients such as hydrogenated oils, sugars or other additives. Because traditional natural peanut butter does not use hydrogenated vegetable oils or tropical oils such as palm oil to prevent the natural oil separation, over time natural peanut butter will separate requiring the consumer to stir the product to mix the oil back into the peanut butter to reach the desired consistency.
What is a 'no-stir' natural peanut butter spread?
A 'No-Stir' Natural Peanut Butter Spread uses palm oil instead of hydrogenated vegetable oil as the emulsifying agent to prevent oil separation and thus there is no need to stir. Palm oil qualifies as 'natural' since it does not need to be processed. But because palm oil is a tropical oil, any peanut butter using palm oil does not meet the standard definition of peanut butter and therefore must be labeled as a peanut butter spread. The clever marketing purpose of no-stir natural peanut butter is to convince those consumers who want to make healthy choices by eating 'natural' foods that they are eating a healthier alternative to regular peanut butter without the trouble of stirring their peanut butter as required in traditional natural peanut butter. But in fact, consumers are merely trading palm oil with its own serious health challenges and environmental concerns for hydrogenated vegetable oils that have serious health issues. Moreover, most no-stir natural peanut butters include natural sugars, salt and other additives that lessen the healthy attributes of the peanut butter.
What is organic peanut butter?
Organic peanut butter refers to how the peanuts and any other ingredients are grown. Organic peanut butter is made with organically grown peanuts-that is peanuts grown without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in soil that has been free of synthetic chemicals for at least 3 years. In addition, any additives to the peanut butter must be certified organic. Organic peanut butter can natural (i.e., stirring required) or no-stir, in which case organic palm oil has been added to prevent oil separation-but it would then be labeled as a 'peanut butter spread'. Organic peanut butter also may include sugar, salt and other additives if these are certified organic.
Where are organic peanuts grown?
Organic peanuts make up less than 1% of the total US peanut crop. Most peanuts used in the manufacture of peanut butter are grown in the southeast of the United States. The vast majority of US grown organic peanuts are grown in New Mexico and western Texas. China and Argentina also grow organic peanuts that are used in organic peanut butter sold in the US. Much of this is processed in Canada. The country of origin should be listed on peanut butter jars originating outside the US. If any type of peanut butter says 'Product of Canada', there is a very good probability that those organic peanuts have come from China.
What is Aflatoxin?
Aflatoxin is a compound that is produced by molds that grow on grains and nuts. Aflatoxin molds are distributed worldwide in soil, plant material and the air. They multiply and produce wherever warm temperatures and high humidity are found. Aflatoxin can be carcinogenic in large quantities. Peanuts are susceptible to aflatoxin, primarily in the peanut skins. However, there is no evidence that peanut butter or peanuts present a health hazard of any significance. In the U.S. all peanuts undergo a strict and thorough testing process by the USDA to insure aflatoxin levels are kept well below any harmful level. The official requirement in the U.S. is that aflatoxin levels be no more than 20 parts per billion (ppb). This is the equivalent of a needle in 267 one ton haystacks. The peanuts used in their peanut butter are well below that level. They do several things to insure that aflatoxin levels in their peanut butter are kept well below the recommended minimum:
Crazy Richard's only uses USDA graded and approved peanuts grown int the United States.
They blend peanuts from different peanut lots to prevent concentration of aflatoxin.
They blanch their peanuts (remove the skins where most aflatoxin resides).
They independently test the peanuts several times during their production process to monitor aflatoxin levels.
About Crazy Richard's
They're Stirring Things Up! Established in 1898, The Krema Products Company is the oldest peanut butter company in the country! In 1991, Krema acquired a Philadelphia based company, The Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Company. Today, Krema & Crazy Richard's Natural Peanut Butters can be found throughout the continental U.S. At the Krema/Crazy Richards Peanut Butter Company everything they produce is centered on these three words: Health - Nutrition - Energy. They do this by providing their customers with the Healthiest foods that nature provides. They produce only 100% natural products, that provide consumers with nut butters that deliver the energy they need and the health they require.
The Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Company is expanding their product line to meet their consumer's needs. They are pleased to introduce Crazy Richard's Pure PB. Crazy Richard's Pure PB is simply pure pressed peanuts. They immediately press the oil from fresh roasted peanuts to offer the finest peanut taste with less fat and calories than traditional peanut butter. Pure PB will naturally enhance any recipes and boost protein intake with 6 grams per serving. Other new Products to The Crazy Richard's Brand include; Crazy Richard's Natural Cashew Butter and Crazy Richard's 100% Almond butter. Crazy Richard's Almond Butter has the highest Nutritional Value (NuVal) score on the market, at 84! The Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Company only produces nut butters that offer the Healthiest and most Nutritious benefits that consumers want to energize themselves and their families.