For months now I have been trying to clean up my eating habits. Every conversation I have with a "nutritional expert" they tell me to stop eating peanut butter. Why I ask. Reasons given- 1 it is a legume not a nut. 2. processed food. 3. It has fungus/mold I grew up in a generation where peanut butter & jelly or a fluffernutter was lunch. We all grew up healthy and active. Now schools have nutfree classrooms and the cafeterias have special sections for kids who have peanut butter in there lunch bags. Now I am not say peanut allergies are not real, they are very real but I peanut butter seems to now be on the bad list. My child spent lunch in the corner of the cafeteria eating his PB & J. I noticed he is taller, sturdier and has less sick days then his peanut avoiding buddies. His buddies have ADHD etc... are thinner, paler and not growing as fast. Is this a sign that consuming peanut butter makes you healthier? No but it is my observation. This article discusses the good and bad of peanut butter. Is Peanut Butter Bad For Your Health? A Look at The Evidence It seems like everything in the stores nowadays, eat the good stuff. If you have access and the budget the fresh ground peanut butter is the best. Otherwise IMO Skippy ain't gonna kill ya, just don't eat the whole jar.