Roasted Groundnut or Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) are a legume that originated in South America. They go by a different names like groundnuts, earthnuts, and Peanuts. They are used in a variety of foods, such as desserts, cakes, confectionery, snacks, and sauces. Peanuts are rich in fat, protein, and various healthy nutrients. They are on par with other nuts like Almonds, Pistas and Cashews.
Roasted Groundnut Nutrition Values
3.5 ounces (100 grams) of raw peanuts contains Calories: 567. And the following :
Carbs: 16.1g | Protein: 25.8g | Sugar: 4.7g | Fiber: 8.5 g | Fat: 49.2g | Saturated: 6.28g | Monounsaturated: 24.43grams | Polyunsaturated: 15.56g | Omega-3: 0 g | Omega-6: 15.56 grams | Trans: 0 grams
Peanuts are packed with healthy high quality protein and fats. They’re also fairly high in calories.
Roasted Groundnut Health Benefits
It is high in fat. they are classified as oilseeds. Most of the world’s peanut harvest is used for making peanut oil. The fat content ranges from 44% to 56%. It mainly consists of mono and polyunsaturated fat and most of which is made up of oleic and linoleic acids.
Peanuts are great source of protein. The protein ranges from 22–30% of its total calories. So peanuts a great source of plant based protein. Peanuts are low in carbs. The carb content is only about 13–16% of the total weight. Peanuts are an excellent source of many minerals and vitamins. These include biotin, copper, niacin, folate, manganese, vitamin E, thiamine, phosphorus, and magnesium. Peanuts contain various plant compounds and antioxidants. It is a source of many heart healthy nutrients and they help prevent heart disease. What’s more they may cut your risk of gallstones.
Roasted Groundnut or Peanuts are as popular as they are healthy. They’re an excellent plant-based source of protein and high in various vitamins, plant compounds, and minerals. They can be useful as a part of a weight loss diet and may reduce your risk of both heart disease and gallstones.
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