What's Going On with Peanut Butter!

First off, it's a legume, not a nut. Which means it doesn't have that hard shell to protect it. Peanuts are very prone to mold because of their soft shell and so farmers use pesticides to combat it.

Unfortunately, its thin, permeable shell also allows toxins from the pesticides to be absorbed more readily into the peanut. This puts it on the 'Make Sure It's Organic' List.

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