Peanuts are not nuts at all. They are actually legumes (like peas, beans and lentils).
Peanuts are packed with vitamins and nutrients and are a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. They provide many different health benefits, including the regulation of cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart disease, and promoting several functions to make your body more efficient like aiding in the conversion of food to energy.
All Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts are picked from the ground, and boiled in the can in less than 24 hours. Our process does not allow drying in the sun, and since the green boiled peanuts are boiled in the can, we preserve all of the natural nutritional value of the peanut.
In fact, the process of boiling peanuts draws antioxidants from the shells, therefore giving boiled peanuts four times the antioxidants of raw or roasted peanuts.
Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces of most peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.
In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration released a health claim recognizing peanuts in helping to maintain cholesterol.
Here are just a few of the nutritional benefits of eating peanuts:
Antioxidants: Recent research on peanuts has found antioxidants and other chemicals that may provide health benefits. New research shows peanuts rival the antioxidant content of many fruits. Research conducted by a team of University of Florida scientists, published in the journal Food Chemistry, shows that peanuts contain high concentrations of antioxidant polyphenols, primarily a compound called p-coumaric acid.
Resveratrol: Peanuts are a significant source of resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that may promote optimal cardiovascular heart health. Resveratrol is a chemical studied for potential anti-aging effects and is also associated with reduced cardiovascular disease and reduced cancer risk.
Coenzyme Q10: Peanuts are a source of CoQ10. Studies have shown that CoQ10 may help assist the body in the conversion of food into energy. This helps with fat loss and an increase in energy.
Peanuts also contain the following vitamins and nutrients which help your body in many different ways:
Niacin: Niacin is a B Vitamin. Niacin in involved in the transport of enzymes for breaking down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. This break down allows you to use these and other nutrients more effectively and efficiently. Niacin also supports your cardiovascular system, nervous system, and immune system functions.
Fiber: Fiber is an indigestible nutrient that helps keeping you feeling fuller, longer. Fiber helps keep you “regular”.
Magnesium: Magnesium supports heart and bone health, muscle and nerve function, metabolism, and protein absorption. It plays a vital role in the contraction and relaxation of muscles, and protein production.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant, is essential for immune system support and overall health and wellness.
Manganese: Manganese is a mineral with antioxidant properties which support healthy skin, bones, joints, brain function and nervous system function.
Phosphorus: Phosphorus is a mineral that is found in every cell in your body. It plays an important role in effective use of carbohydrates and fats, as well as aiding in the production of protein for growth, maintenance and repair of cells and tissue.