INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PEANUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER



Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats. Peanuts are also a good source of niacin, folate, copper and protein.

Peanuts contain beneficial protein, but many people are allergic to them and find them hard to digest.

They also contain aflatoxin, a carcinogenic, which may explain why peanut farmers have been found to have disproportionately high rates of cancer.

Peanuts are high in fungus and, often, pesticides.

They do not contain any omega-3, which can contribute to distorting your omega-6:omega-3 ratio.

The peanut is actually a legume, not a nut (which is why they are often roasted).

Peanuts contain about the same amount of protein as soy and are low in starchy carbohydrates.

Peanut Butter

When buying peanut butter, only buy organic varieties.

Non-organic peanut butters are high in pesticides and fungus and contain aflatoxin, a potent carcinogenic mold.

To increase the protein in peanut butter (peanuts have about the same amount of protein as soy), Brewer’s yeast can be mixed in. This is especially useful for vegetarians.



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