Know all the benefits of peanuts

Conscious TV

June 11, 2021

Is peanut a nut?

Peanuts come from a plant called ¨arachis hypogaea¨, native to Brazil and nowadays found in many countries with warm climates. In food terms, many consider them to be a nut, while for others, peanuts are legumes; the latter being the correct group to include them in.

Like many legumes, peanuts have several benefits for our organism when included in our diet.

In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) includes them among the foods recommended for a healthy diet.

Benefits and properties of peanuts:

Peanuts are rich in protein, amino acids, vitamins (E, J and B), folic acid, and minerals such as calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. In addition, its high content of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats compensates for the reduction of fats in low-calorie diets.

Thanks to all their nutritional characteristics, peanuts are suitable for people suffering from tiredness, fatigue or lack of energy. They are also useful in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, gallstones, cholesterol, depression, cognitive deterioration, tumours, inflammation, heart attacks, among others.

Peanuts can be found in different forms, whether in the shell (with or without salt), shelled (with or without salt), in peanut butter/peanut butter and even in sweets. But their consumption should be consciously and in moderation. Maximum about 30 grams, i.e. about 20 or a handful. They should be quality products, natural and intact, and last but not least, they should not be consumed every day.

Nutritional properties of peanuts

In terms of the nutritional value of peanuts, it is worth highlighting the protein and fibre they contain, as they naturally aid intestinal transit and help to combat constipation.

Total fat : 43 g

Proteins : 25.23 g

Fiber : 8.1 g

Potassium : 670 mg

Phosphorus : 430 mg

Carbohydrates : 7.91 mg

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