Peanuts have gotten a bad rap because they are highly allergic for some people. But for those who are not allergic, peanuts have plenty to offer.
One serving of peanuts is 1 ounce or about ¼ cup of shelled nuts. Peanuts have 14 grams of fat per serving and only 2 of those grams are saturated fat with the rest being mono and polyunsaturated fats (i.e: MUFA’s and PUFA’s; the healthy fats) and they contain no cholesterol per serving. One serving also contains 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Along with that they also contain Vitamin E, magnesium, folate, thiamine (vitamin B1), niacin (vitamin B3), iron, manganese and phosphorus. Click here for more information.
Surprisingly enough peanuts are a good cancer fighter because they contain resveratrol. This is the same antioxidant that’s found in red Grapes and wines that’s been getting rave reviews for it’s anti aging ability.
Concerning antioxidant content, roasted peanuts are better than raw ones. There are more antioxidants in roasted peanuts than unroasted ones and most peanut butters are made of roasted peanuts.