Peanuts are nutty, delicious and crunchy in taste and one of the popular oil seeds known to human beings. Its kernels are enriched with noteworthy and health benefitting nutrients that are vital for optimum wellness and health. They are legumes in actual but carry the qualities of other well known edible kernels including almonds, pistachios, etc. Peanuts are enriched with energy (providing 567 calories per 100 grams) and also contains other health beneficial nutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, which are essential for good health.
Peanuts are comprised of sufficient levels of mono unsaturated fatty acids esp. oleic acid that helps in lowering LDL levels that is bad cholesterol for your heart and increments HDL levels in your body that is good cholesterol for your health. Peanut kernels are also the good source of dietary protein that composes fine quality amino acids which helps in your body development and growth. They are rich source of resveratrol that is another poly phenolic antioxidant and they perform protective function against heart diseases, cancer, degenerative nerve diseases, viral or fungal infections and Alzheimer`s disease. Peanut kernels also contains excellent amount of vitamin E, B complex group of vitamins including riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate and minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.