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?

In: Chemistry

Peanut butter normally has added oil. To reduce the fat, you don’t add the oil. To further reduce the fat, you spin it (in a centrifuge) so the lightest part—the peanuts’ own oil—floats to the top, and then pour it off.

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Jiff low fat peanut butter replaces oil (needed to keep the butter spreadable) with corn syrup, and replaces some of the peanuts with nearly fat free pea protein. It’s 60 percent peanuts! Good enough for government work.

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