Diet & Nutrition 2 MIN READ 628 VIEWS February 5, 2023

World Nutella Day: Peanut Butter vs Nutella

Medically Reviewed By Dr. Aarti Nehra

World Nutella Day

Peanut butter and Nutella – two of the most loved spreads around the world. Usually, Nutella is mostly used in Europe and peanut butter get the best attention  in the US. To show their love for the former, people celebrate World Nutella Day every year on February 5. The peanut vs Nutella debate easily has everyone’s interest. Read on to know the history, nutritional facts, and recipes of the two and decide for yourself. 


Nutella Day was celebrated first on February 5, 2007 by an America blogger Sara Rosso out of her love for Nutella. Sooner, nutella lovers joined hands to show their love for it. Originally, Pietro Ferrero, an Italian, invented it. 

Marcellus Gilmore patented peanut paste in 1884. In 1895, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented the process of making peanut butter from the raw peanuts. But earliest references to peanuts can be traced back to ancient Aztecs (Mesoamerican culture) and the Incas civilization.

Nutella Nutritional Facts

Nutella contains the following nutrients: 

  1. Calories: 200
  2. Calcium: 4% of the RDI
  3. Sugar: 21 grams
  4. Protein: 2 grams
  5. Iron: 4% the RDI
  6. Fat: 12 grams

Nutella Ingredients

Listed below are the ingredients present in a jar of Nutella: 

  1. Palm Oil: A type of vegetable oil that gives the creamy texture and spreadability to vegan Nutella
  2. Skimmed milk powder: Powdered milk is used for longer shelf life. 
  3. Sugar: It is the largest component in nutella. Beet root or refined cane sugar is used in it mainly. 
  4. Cocoa: The cocoa beans are used as the fine powder. 
  5. Hazelnuts: Almost 50 hazelnuts are used in a jar. It is 100 % pure paste of hazelnuts. 

Nutella Recipe 

Step 1: Gather all the aforementioned ingredients, especially milk, hazelnuts, and chocolate. Use 3 small jars

Step 2: Roast the Hazelnuts on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes. 

Step 3: Take the food processor and use chopped hazelnuts in it. 

Step 4: Take a pan and melt chocolate in it

Step 5: Bring all  of them together and your Nutella spread is ready.

Healthy Peanut Butter Nutritional Facts

A homemade peanut butter consists of nutrients like:

  1. Carbohydrates: 7 grams 
  2. Protein: 8 grams
  3. Fibre: 3 gram
  4.  Fat: 16 grams 
  5. Magnesium: 13% of the RDI
  6. Manganese: 29% of (RDI)
  7. Vitamin E: 10% of the RDI
  8. Phosphorus: 10% of the RDI
  9. Potassium: 7% of the RDI
  10. Vitamin B3: 22% of the RDI
  11. Vitamin B6: 7% of the RDI
  12. Vitamin B9: 7% of the RDI

Peanut Butter Ingredients 

Natural peanut butter does not contain flavor. Other than than all share the same ingredients:

  1. Ground Peanuts
  2. Salt 
  3. Sweet
  4. Chocolate for flavor

Peanut Butter Recipe

Step 1: Chop the peanuts in high speed food processor

Step 2: Use small jar for that

Step 3: You can roast it before continuing processing

Step 4: Add salt or something sweet in it

Step 5: Continue until it is 100% runny at room temperature.


Through the article, you must have received profound knowledge on both the spreads. Though both have different groups of fans, you have to decide which one is the best for you. It is okay to have them interchangeably. Nevertheless, since it’s World Nutella Day, let us appreciate the goodness of Nutella anyway.

Frequently Asked Questions About World Nutella Day

When it comes to taste, every individual has different preferences. However, when talking about the nutritional value, putter butter is the healthier option since the best brands have all natural ingredients, low sugar, high protein, and low unhealthy fats.

Sara Rosso, an American blogger, established the celebration of World Nutella Day in 2007 out of her love for the spread. It is now observed worldwide by people to celebrate their common liking for Nutella.

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