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I homeschool and have a health ministry for friends, family, and health lovers world-wide. I'm totally into all-natural and avoid chemicals, food additives, etc. even in my cosmetics. I am working toward eating Vegan, Organic, and raw as much as possible (my family too). I'm married, and have two small kids and two grown step kids. Optimal Health - God's Way ".....and the fruit thereof shall be for meat (FOOD), and the leaf for MEDICINE." Ezekiel 47:12 KJV

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fungus-free, mold-free peanut butter: I found one and it's yummy!

Fungus-free, mold-free peanut butter: I found one and it's yummy!

Over the past year, I have been "trying" to avoid all forms of peanut butter, including organic, due to the high levels of multiple strains of cancer-causing fungus (i.e. Jimmy Carter's family has lots of cancer). Boy have I been missing it, especially the natural kind without all the yucky fillers and Crisco taste! But wait! Maybe there is hope yet....

Arrowhead Mills Valencia Organic Peanut Butter:
Available at Whole Foods and other health food stores. You can also get it online at some discount warehouses. Make sure it says Organic Valencia on the jar.

Only Valencia peanuts are safe from fungus because of "where" they are grown: Arizona (dry, arid climate).

Now here is the reason it's such a big deal which type of peanut butter we eat. Too bad the author didn't know about the Valencia peanuts, and many of his peanut butter-loving readers were upset about the news. Maybe I'll write to him:

Scary quotes from the article:

"By the way, the aflatoxin threat is taken seriously enough that OSHA actually requires workers dealing with large quantities of peanuts to wear facial masks so they don't breath in too much of the mold."

"Statistically, just as a rule of thumb, two tablespoons of peanut butter a day produce a higher risk of death than living next to a nuclear power plant. A lot higher, if you eat peanut butter made from peanuts that sit around on the shelves for weeks at a time, or from opened jars of peanut butter that sit around unrefrigerated for weeks at a time."

Keep in mind that I do not recommend eating peanut everyday even if it's fungus and mold-free because peanuts (soy too) block iodine production to the thyroid, which is a big problem in this country in regard to excess weight. These are foods to eat in moderation and only organic.


  1. I have to admit, I loooove peanut butter. However, I always try to buy organic and if I have to "natural." I'm not a fan of peanuts either just love pb. The only thing is that I wonder if it causes my face to be inflamed if I eat to much of it. I don't get an allergic reaction, but I have sesitive and break-out prone skin. And this may make it worse. I am wondering if almond butter may be the solution for me.

    1. jessica, almond butter is great and is a better option. you may want to try valencia peanut butter though too. it's very different from regular peanut butter and tastes better.

      try this one:
      Arrowhead Mills Valencia Organic Peanut Butter (they have chunky too)

      Use this code to get $10 OFF your FIRST ORDER from Vitacost:

  2. Seed butters are even better. Sunflower seed butter is the best.

  3. Thank you for sharing your information and convictions. I like your blog! I found it while researching cancer and mold...we were told by a doctor practicing in Mexico that many times people have mold in the body and it is confused and treated as cancer. Apparently, peanuts are a number one contributor to mold in the body. Thank you for posting this article. I love peanut butter, but may try almond or sunflower butter instead.
    Homeschool mom in MO

    1. You're welcome! Glad you are enjoying the blog!

  4. Hi,

    I like to mix peanut butter with syrup. Can the Arrowhead Mills Valencia Organic Peanut Butter or almond butter or the sunflower seed butter be mixed with syrup?

  5. Wow great to know! :) -I see the article was written the year 2010... Are their Peanuts still grown in arid Arizona?