Benefits: Plant Based Diets

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