Message Boards » Food and Nutrition

TOPIC: So, it says 1 tbsp... is it heap or flat?

 
Ic_disabled_photos
Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
November 27, 2010 4:47 AM
I love peanut butter love and have it as a snack. The nutrition info says 2tbsp (28g) ... does it mean a heap full or flat or something in between? To make things worst I snack using a teaspoon, usually a heap full (meaning i don't intentionally flatten it, usually just dip my teaspoon in). I don't have a digital food scale...
November 27, 2010 4:57 AM
i would go fairly level to play on the safe side.

i have noticed if its a recipe it will say heaped or flat but on here they just say a spoon x
  589728
November 27, 2010 5:03 AM
I'm also curious about this. Peanut butter is the best, but if we're not careful the calories add up quickly! I tend to heap my teaspons also. I love just licking the peanut butter off the spoon - so much flavor there! Yum!

I would like to hear from others how they measure their peanut butter. Thanks!

cddroid
  2343225
November 27, 2010 5:05 AM
level, always for calorie measurements.

I can easily fit two more teaspoons into a "heaping" teaspoon. tongue
November 27, 2010 5:14 AM
Level spoonful. Have you ever tried almond butter? I like that even better and it's a bit healthier for you. wink
  2785060
November 27, 2010 5:36 AM
It means in a measuring tablespoon (not the one that is a part of your flatwear), and.leveled off with the back of a knife.
  1997823
November 27, 2010 6:27 AM
Just for you.... I went and took out a teaspoon from my kitchen drawer, I tared it on my scale and then heaped some peanut butter on it and re-weighed. It said 31g- which is pretty darn close to 28.

I'd safely say that one heaped kitchen teaspoon of peanut butter is darn close to the two tablespoon serving size.

flowerforyou
Edited by Wolfena On November 27, 2010 6:27 AM
  118419
November 27, 2010 7:28 AM
QUOTE:

Just for you.... I went and took out a teaspoon from my kitchen drawer, I tared it on my scale and then heaped some peanut butter on it and re-weighed. It said 31g- which is pretty darn close to 28.

I'd safely say that one heaped kitchen teaspoon of peanut butter is darn close to the two tablespoon serving size.

flowerforyou


This is true using your teaspoon, but different flatware sets have different sized teaspoons. Some people are also more skilled at heaping it on. It all comes down to what level of accuracy each of us is satisfied with, "close enough" can work quite well.
  1997823
November 27, 2010 8:26 AM
Flat. I always keep a measuring spoon in the peanut butter jar and level it out.
November 27, 2010 8:32 PM
QUOTE:

Just for you.... I went and took out a teaspoon from my kitchen drawer, I tared it on my scale and then heaped some peanut butter on it and re-weighed. It said 31g- which is pretty darn close to 28.

I'd safely say that one heaped kitchen teaspoon of peanut butter is darn close to the two tablespoon serving size.

flowerforyou


Thank you Wolfena, you are the greatest!! bigsmile bigsmile bigsmile
November 27, 2010 8:43 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Just for you.... I went and took out a teaspoon from my kitchen drawer, I tared it on my scale and then heaped some peanut butter on it and re-weighed. It said 31g- which is pretty darn close to 28.

I'd safely say that one heaped kitchen teaspoon of peanut butter is darn close to the two tablespoon serving size.

flowerforyou


Thank you Wolfena, you are the greatest!! bigsmile bigsmile bigsmile


Yum!! I bet it was your pleasure to lick the spoon after measuring it! LOL!!
  1583210
November 27, 2010 8:45 PM
QUOTE:

Level spoonful. Have you ever tried almond butter? I like that even better and it's a bit healthier for you. wink


Not yet, but i be sure to try! Thanks for the suggestion. drinker
November 27, 2010 8:45 PM
Hey thanks everyone! bigsmile

So we've reached a unanimous conclusion that it 1tbsp is a level spoonful. Unfortunately that means i've been over eating... that explains my weight.. grumble .. lol. I agree with elainegsd that "close enough" can work quite well. I want to be able to enjoy treats without getting too pissy about the exact amount, leveled off with the back of a knife... nah tongue but i be sure to take note that it a heap spoonful = almost 2tbsp.
Edited by JaneZv On November 27, 2010 8:46 PM
November 27, 2010 8:47 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Just for you.... I went and took out a teaspoon from my kitchen drawer, I tared it on my scale and then heaped some peanut butter on it and re-weighed. It said 31g- which is pretty darn close to 28.

I'd safely say that one heaped kitchen teaspoon of peanut butter is darn close to the two tablespoon serving size.

flowerforyou


Thank you Wolfena, you are the greatest!! bigsmile bigsmile bigsmile


Yum!! I bet it was your pleasure to lick the spoon after measuring it! LOL!!


LOL! You bet i do!! And its so goooooood! blushing bigsmile

Reply

Message Boards » Food and Nutrition

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.