Peanuts

Peanuts Nutrition Benefits Recipes

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how peanuts can support your health and wellness.

Peanuts  nutrition, benefits, recipes.Although technically belonging to the legume family (& thus related to beans & legumes), peanuts are typically eaten roasted or as peanut butter.

Peanuts can also be used to produce oil, flour and protein powders that can be used a wide range of foods, both savoury and sweet. They are a great source of plant protein and mono and polyunsaturated fats, however can cause potentially life threatening allergic reactions in some people.

They also contain the ‘anti-nutrient’ phytic acid, which can impair the absorption of iron and zinc if consumption levels are excessive.

 

  • 595 calories / 100 grams
  • 5% water

Nutrition:

  • Vitamin E
  • Biotin
  • Copper
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Folate
  • Manganese
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Antioxidants

 

Health Benefits May Include:

  • Support healthy weight management & reduce the risk of obesity.
  • Protect against heart disease.
  • Lower cholesterol and prevent the formation of gallstones.
  • Prevent cell damage relating to cognitive degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Support the functioning of red blood cells and improve blood flow.
  • Protect against colon related diseases including cancer.

Peanuts Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of peanuts, search:

The Australian Food Composition Database.

To learn more about how peanuts can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:

The Australian Dietary Guidelines or Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

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