Peanut butter is a food paste made from ground dry roasted peanuts, which is sold as either "crunchy" or "smooth"/"creamy" variety. Major consumer-brand peanut butter contains hydrogenated vegetable oil to stabilise it and prevent oil separation, salt to prevent spoilage, and dextrose or other sweeteners to enhance flavour. Peanut butter marketed as natural or organic might only contain peanuts and salt.It is popular in North America and The Netherlands, where it is used mainly as a sandwichspread, and a key ingredient in the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Peanut butter may also be added to desserts such as cakes and biscuits. The United States] and China are leading exporters of peanut butter.In some types of gourmet peanut butter, chocolate, jelly, or other ingredients may be added.