Just certified organic dry roasted peanuts - the perfect snack on their own, or crushed and sprinkled on other food dishes. They also make an excellent nut butter!
Many people don't know that dry roasted peanuts are exceptionally high in antioxidants. So high in fact that they rival pomegranate, strawberries, and blackberries! They also contain plenty of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats as well as good amounts of trace minerals, B-complex vitamins, and vitamin E.
Although peanuts may be a rather controversial food for a number of reason, there is no question that their nutritional profile is impressive.
50 grams of peanuts contains the following nutrients (% Daily Value):
Vitamin E: 27%
They also contain 279 calories comprised of 8 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of protein, 4.25 grams of fibre, and 24 grams of fat.
Peanuts offer a variety of health benefits based on there impressive nutritional profile including:
- Improved cardiovascular health (monounsatured fats, antioxidants, vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese).
- Help body neutralize free-radicals (high antioxidant content)
- May reduce risk of stroke (resveratrol)
- May reduce risk of certain types of cancers (resveratrol, phytosterols, folic acid)
- Decreased risk of Alzheimer's and Age-related Cognitive Decline (niacin)
- May lower risk of weight gain (high nutrient density)
- Aids in gallstone prevention
Interesting Facts About Peanuts
- The peanuts is not actually a nut at all, it's a legume
- Peanuts are as rich in antioxidants as pomegranate and many berries
- There are four varieties of peanuts grown in North America (Runner, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia).
- Peanuts originated in South America
- The worlds largest peanuts was grown in South Carolina, and measured an impressive 4 inches in length.
- 4 billion pounds of peanuts are grown in the united states each year
- Although possible, growing peanuts in Canada is difficult since they require sandy soild and hot, dry weather.
- India and China are the largest growers of peanuts
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Store peanuts in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, and in the freezer for up to a year. Make sure they are in an air-tight container. If stored in the pantry, their shelf life is reduced to around 3 months.
How to Enjoy
Peanuts are a great snack eaten by the handful, and can also be enjoyed in the following ways:
- Ground in to nut butter
- In trail mixes and cereals
- Crushed and sprinkled on desserts and in stir-fries
- In muffins, cookies and other desserts
- Crushed and added to sauces
|Ingredients||Certified organic dry roasted peanuts|
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, tree nuts.|
|Country of Origin||Argentina|