24 Apr '11, 2pm

Peanut Butter Carcinogenic? You May Be Surprised

Peanut Butter Carcinogenic? You May Be Surprised

Peanut Butter Carcinogenic? You May Be Surprised I have to admit this was quite a shocker to me. And from here, I'm not sure where to go; either switching to almond butter or refrigerating my peanut butter. Either way something has to give. Here's the low down: Organic Authority wrote on a naturally occurring fungi in soil called aflatoxin. The fungi grows in the soil where peanuts are grown and has been linked to liver cancer in countries where an abundance of peanuts are consumed. The thin skin of the peanut increases the problem because aflatoxin can easily contaminate the nut. The issue is even worse because natural peanut butters are actually more susceptible to the growth of the bacteria because they are less processed and have a shorter shelf life, therefore the mold is more likely to thrive. According to the article: Currently, all commercially-produced peanut butt...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/peanut-butte...

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