February 9, 2006
Peanut Butter vs. Cream Cheese
Despite peanut butter's high-fat reputation, the salty-sweet spread provides a dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, plus it’s cholesterol-free. It also contains eight grams of protein and two grams of filling fiber per serving. According to the USDA, trans fats are not detectable in a standard two tablespoon serving.
Cream cheese has fewer calories and less total fat but contains twice as much saturated fat and about 30 milligrams of cholesterol per serving—that's 10 percent of the daily recommended value.
Peanut Butter (2 tablespoons)
16g fat (3g saturated)
Cream Cheese (2 tablespoons)
10g fat (6g saturated)
Courtesy of Cooking Light
Posted by Lisa at February 9, 2006 7:32 PM
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