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Does Peanut Butter Lower Cholesterol?

According to the Texas Peanut Producers, Americans eat 3 pounds of peanut butter per person each year. The average American child consumes about 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. Since we obviously love our peanut butter, just how nutritious is it for us?

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