How do they reduce fat in things like peanut butter?

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Is there a low fat peanut? Is there a fat removal machine that I need to step into somewhere?

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Generally speaking they create the product by substituting other nonfat ingredients for the fat, for example low fat peanut butter can have corn surup instead of fat, which can have roughly the same texture. Ingredients like inulin (not insulin) are a naturally occurring food fiber that has few calories but gives the feeling of being full and can also substitute for fat, this is often used in nut-flavored bars. These substitutions are not necessarily good for you and the fat that occurs in peanut butter is not necessarily bad for you, but many consumers will buy anything labeled “low fat” or “reduced fat” and think it is better for you, and as long as there is a market for it, food producers will produce it.

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