Peanut Information

Peanut Nutrition

Maintaining a healthy cholesterol level is a concern to most Americans. Consider the peanut, actually a legume or vegetable, as a partner to help lower your cholesterol.

 Peanuts and peanut butter are naturally cholesterol-free, are low in saturated and a good source of unsaturated fats – in fact, peanuts are 85 percent unsaturated by content.

 Peanuts do not contain trans fat and have 52 percent monosaturated and 33 percent polyunsaturated fat content.

 The fat in peanuts helps maintain our immune system with a natural anti-inflammatory function to fight disease and infection. Unsaturated fat is a component of cell membranes, called phospholipids, which is needed for cell growth and daily repair in most of our body’s cells.

 One serving of dry-roasted peanuts (30 grams) contains 12 grams of unsaturated fat and 2 grams of saturated fat and 0 cholesterol. It also contains protein, folate, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin and thiamine.

 

Some healthy ways to use peanuts are:

 Stir some peanut butter into your oatmeal/other hot cereals.

 Add chopped, seasoned peanuts to your salads instead of cheese.

 Use peanut butter on your waffles or toast instead of butter.

 Instead of potato chips, try a handful of peanuts.

 Make a peanut dip and eat with carrot and celery sticks.

 Spread peanut butter on your morning bagel.

 

For more nutritional information visit www.nationalpeanutboard.org

For information on allergies to peanuts visit www.peanutallergy.com

To learn more about peanuts visit www.aboutpeanuts.com

For Peanut Butter Lovers visit www.peanutbutterlovers.com

This is George Washington Carver. He is known as The Peanut Wizard and The Father of Peanuts. There is a lot of information on the internet about this wonderful man and his many inventions.

 

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