Peanuts are rich in…
- Phenolic antioxidants (resveratrol)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins of the B complex
- Manganese, magnesium, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and selenium
- Coenzyme Q10
- Cholesterol-lowering effect
- Anti-aging effect
- Protect against stomach cancer
- Help manage weight
- Strong antioxidants
- Reduced incidence of coronary heart disease, gallstones, diabetes
- Lower risk of mortality and developing chronic diseases (respiratory & neurodegenerative disease)
A portion of unsalted peanuts (28gr. or 28 pieces) contains 164 calories, 6.6 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 13.9 g fat (1.9 g saturated, 6.9 g monounsaturated and polyunsaturated 4.4 g) and 2.2 g of fibre.
How to eat
You can eat peanuts…
- As a small nutritious snack during the day (one handful).
- Making homemade peanut butter (mixing peanuts with 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. honey. and 1 pinch of salt in a mixer), which can be spread on top of bread, fruit (goes well with bananas, apples and pears) and vegetables on sticks (e.g. carrot, cucumber, celery).