Peanuts can help you get more nutrition in every bite, giving you more energy to live a more vibrant life. Some people worry about the fat in peanuts, but it’s important to remember that most of the fat is good fat – 12 grams of the 14 grams total fat are unsaturated – the kind that we should eat more often. As part of a balanced diet, peanuts and peanut butter provide great tasting nutrition.
- Peanuts provide more energy-boosting protein than any nut — 7 grams per serving.
- With more than 30 vitamins and nutrients, peanuts are a superfood.
- Peanuts are a good source of fiber and good fats, proven to keep you fuller longer.
- Peanuts add nutrition, crunch, and leave a great flavor that people love.
- Peanuts are cholesterol free.
- Peanuts are a good source of antioxidants.
Most often thought of as a nutrient in animal foods like meat, eggs and dairy, protein is also in plant-based foods. Eating a variety of protein sources, including plant-based foods like nuts, can help provide needed nutrients and reduce the amount of cholesterol (which experts recommend we eat less of) in the diet. Protein is essential for muscle growth and maintenance.
Peanuts have 7g of protein per serving, more than any other nut.
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The unsaturated fat makeup of peanuts links them to a reduced risk of heart disease. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “Replacing saturated fat with similar amounts of unsaturated fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. To achieve this benefit, total daily calories should not increase.” One serving of dry-roasted peanuts (30 grams) contains 12 grams of unsaturated fat, only two grams of saturated fat and no trans fat. In addition, scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, including peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
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Why eat peanuts as your choice for a plant-based protein?
The protein in peanuts is part of the 30 essential vitamins and nutrients inside that shell. For instance, peanuts are a good source of magnesium, vitamin E, folate, copper and phosphorus, as well as an excellent source of niacin and manganese.
Plant-based protein like peanuts includes fiber, which is not included in animal-based sources of protein. According to MedlinePlus, a resource of the NIH, “Dietary fiber adds bulk to your diet and makes you feel full faster, helping you control your weight. It helps digestion and helps prevent constipation Most Americans don't eat enough dietary fiber.” One serving of peanuts provides 10% of the DV of fiber.
Peanuts taste amazing! Whether you enjoy them in a salad, tossed in an Asian noodle bowl or swirled into your morning oats, peanuts add a familiar and delicious flavor, crunchy texture and contrast along with great nutrition.
All of our nuts are great for a plant-based diet and our in-shell varieties are all vegan.
Source: National Peanut Board
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All of our products are gluten-free so you can enjoy the tasty and nutritious nuts and nut butters.