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Nuts, Peanuts

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About This Food

Description

Peanuts are not a true nut, but a legume or pea (hence the name "peanuts”).

Peanuts grow on small bushes, yielding soft, fibrous shells each containing two or three nuts. Commonly cultivated in the southern United States, peanuts are a favorite worldwide. In fact, 5.4 pounds of peanuts are consumed annually per capita in the States.

Stored peanuts become moldy easily, and peanuts have been known to become contaminated with aflatoxin- a carcinogenic mold. To reduce your exposure to aflatoxin, choose Valencia peanuts which are grown in arid climate, reducing the risk of mold growth.  

Peanuts are a good source of protein, folate, niacin and magnesium and also contain the phytonutrient resveratrol - which is most concentrated in the red skin of Spanish peanuts and also found in red wine.

Peanut allergy is the most common allergy in the U.S. affecting more than 1.5 million people. This allergy can cause anaphylactic shock - a life-threatening reaction. If you notice difficulty breathing after eating peanuts or any other food, immediately call 911, use an EpiPen if you have one. Drinking a cup of coffee may also help to increase airflow. To learn more about allergies, visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=3,166

 

Selecting & Storing

When selecting packaged peanuts, look for a freshness date on the jar, can, or bag. The kernels should appear fresh and crisp. Keep peanuts refrigerated.

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Folate
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)peanuts

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Calories: 164

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 4389 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
13.9 g
Saturated Fat
1.93 g
Monounsaturated Fat
6.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
4.39 g
Trans Fat
0.01 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
1 g
ALA
1 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
6.02 g
Net Carbohydrate
3.78 g
Sugars
1.17 g
Fiber
2.24 g
Protein
6.63 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
2.18 IU
7%
Vitamin B6
0.07 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
40.6 mcg
10%
Niacin
3.79 mg
19%
Riboflavin
0.03 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.12 mg
8%
Choline
15.48 mg
3%
Minerals
Calcium
15.12 mg
2%
Copper
0.19 mg
10%
Iron
0.63 mg
4%
Magnesium
49.28 mg
12%
Manganese
0.58 mg
29%
Phosphorous
100.24 mg
10%
Potassium
184.24 mg
5%
Selenium
2.1 mcg
3%
Sodium
227.64 mg
9%
Zinc
0.93 mg
6%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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