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    Peanuts/Ground Nuts

    Despite their name, peanuts are not actually nuts, they are legumes. In most culinary uses, peanuts are classified as nuts because they behave more like nuts in the kitchen than other legumes, such as lentils and beans. Peanut oil is ideal for frying, and is widely used in many countries for this purpose. The nuts are also ground into peanut butter, a creamy spread which is popular with people of all ages. Peanuts can be found for sale whole as well, to be eaten plain, sprinkled onto food, or included in various dishes.

    Peanuts are rich in energy and contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. These nuts are good source of dietary protein compose fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth and development. The nuts are rich source of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Just a hand full of peanuts per day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein (about 25.80g protein in 100gms of Peanuts).

    Boiled peanuts possess unique flavor and taste. Boiling, in fact, enriches their nutritional and antioxidants profile. Roasted and crushed nuts often sprinkled over salads, desserts, particularly sundaes and other ice cream based preparations. Peanuts also boosts up energy levels. Moreover, peanuts have dietary proteins that too of fine quality amino acids that helps in the growth and development of the body. It is rich in iron and calcium that is good for the bones and formation of red blood cells. If you roast the peanuts, you can enjoy more nutritional benefits. According to many researchers, roasted peanuts have three times more nutritional value.