Benefits: Protein

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.