Peanutor groundnut is a species in the legume or "bean" family. Thepeanut was probably first domesticated and cultivated in the valleys ofParaguay. It is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm.
Theyhave a rich nutty flavour, sweet taste, crunchy texture and over and above arelatively longer shelf life. Peanuts or ground nut can be eaten raw, used inrecipes, made into oils,textile materials, and peanut butter, as well as many other uses. Peanutproducts are considered safe for human use.
Peanutsare rich in essentialnutrients .Peanuts provide 570 calories and are anexcellent source, magnesium and phosphorus, and dietary fibre.
Theycompose sufficient levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially oleicacid. It helps in lowering LDL or so called bad cholesterol and increaseHDL or good cholesterol level in the blood. Peanuts are an excellentsource of resveratrol and is protective against cancers, heart disease,degenerative nerve disease and Alzheimer's disease.
What is inside?
For 100g Nuts
· Carbohydrates 16.13g
· Proteins 25.80g
· TotalFat 49.24g
· DietaryFibre 8.5g