April 1997 Issue

Is Beanut Butter The Better Bet?

No, there's no typo in the headline. Beanut Butter is a new sandwich spread made not from peanuts but from, you guessed it, beans. Soybeans, actually. Introduced by Dixie USA last year. this substitute for peanut butter offers the health benefits of high-quality soy protein (six grams per two-tablespoon serving) and health-promoting isoflavones (20 milligrams per serving). These estrogen-like compounds are unique to soy and have excited researchers, who think they may help

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