We posed a few questions to Polly and Jack.
How did peanut butters become your main product?
We are passionate about producing a high-quality, all natural peanut butters without any added oils, vegetable gums, or emulsifiers etc. We love having fun with our flavours and offering our customers a unique range of peanut butters that are not just delicious, but also really healthy!
We are lucky to live in Queensland and proudly source from hard working farmers in Australia's peanut capital, Kingaroy, where you’ll find the best golden roasted, hi-oleic peanuts. Each jar of No 9 Peanut Butter is packed full of hi-oleic peanuts and a tonne of health benefits!!
Hi-oleic peanuts have a whole lot more oleic acid compared to your standard peanut — 75% vs. 55% to be exact! Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid — a good fat. Inviting monounsaturated fatty acids into your diet allows your body to reduce the amounts of LDL (bad cholesterol) whilst boosting up your levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Foods such as nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil all contain high levels of monounsaturated fats (good fats).
Eating more good fats also helps us reduce the amount of fat we carry in our blood, also known as triglycerides.
Plus, an increase in the level of oleic acid in these peanuts and the consequential drop in linoleic acid (polyunsaturated) means that hi-oleic peanuts are also less likely to go rancid and can last eight times longer than regular peanuts! Which means jars of No 9 Peanut Butter last longer in your pantry without a change in goodness and flavour.
Why are you so passionate about peanut butter and how do you translate that into No 9?
No 9 Peanut Butter Co grew from a love for natural peanut butters and their health benefits. We produce small-scale, fresh-weekly batches of peanut butters and pride ourselves on the goodness and love that goes into each and every jar.
The entire process from the selection of our golden roasted, hi-oleic nuts to the milling and packaging has a personal touch and quality in mind. Our ingredients are 100% natural with no added sugars, oils, preservatives, or any other nasty stuff.
Why do you think people love and appreciate your products?
We like to keep things simple by using only the best peanuts available and a sprinkle of Australian macrobiotic sea salt. We are proud to offer our customers a natural, fresh and healthy peanut butter range using only the best ingredients — you can taste the difference.