Every resource I've read online says don't eat it because its my moldy etc.
My Naturopathic Dr. insists on me eating peanut butter, as long as it has no extra sugar in it.
What's the deal? Is she wrong, or is it actually okay to indulge on peanut butter?
I'm very tempted to buy some because it will help be gain some of the weight back that I've lost since beginning the diet.
(I'm a 6 foot male, and 4 weeks into the diet i dropped from 160 lbs to 145 lbs)
Peanuts are well known for having high concentrations of the fungus Aspergillus niger, which produces dangerous aflatoxins. Corn and rice are also prone to the fungus, but to much lower levels. Some believe the high prevalence of peanut allergies is due to this fungus rather than the peanut proteins.
Aflatoxins are known for promoting liver cancer in people with severely compromised immune systems. The good news is that aflatoxins are easily neutralized by vitamin C.
Would cooking rice for 30 mins kill the aflatoxins?Bringing water to a boil and then cooking on low for 30 mins.
Would the roasting of peanuts kill the aflatoxins?So peanut butter might be safe since the peanuts are roasted?
They appear to pretty heat stable: