The Peanut is an edible oilseed also called peanut, goober, or monkey nut. It belongs to the legume family and is widely grown in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world.
Peanut has an abundant amount of antioxidants, healthy fat, and dietary fibre. It also contains magnesium, folate, vitamin E, B, copper, and arginine and many more.
About one-ounce (28 g) serving of Peanut, equals about 39 peanuts, contains:
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 2% DV
Fibre 9% DV
Fat 22% DV
Sodium 10% DV
Potassium 5% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 4 % DV
Helps promote fertility.
Helps in fighting depression.
Boosts memory power.
Protects from cancer.
Helps prevent gallstones.
Helps lower cholesterol levels.
Lowers the risk of heart disease.
Lowers the risk of weight gain.
Preparation and Serving Ideas
Peanut can be eaten raw, as a snack, light-roasted or dark-roasted and salted. They can also be crushed or whole in cooking.
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