25th May 2016 by Jess
Nutritionally, peanuts have a lot to offer, so they’re great to include as part of a balanced diet.
Did you know that even though peanuts are commonly thought of as nuts (and their nutritional profiles and uses are similar to walnuts and almonds etc) they’re actually legumes?
Did you know that they start life as an above ground flower that, due to its heavy weight, bends towards the ground? The flower eventually burrows underground, which is where the peanut matures.
When we speak about nutrients, we can break it down into two main areas: micronutrients and macronutrients. Micronutrients are essential to our health as they help us to get the energy out of our food and allow for all of the billions of cellular reactions to take place every second of the day in our bodies.
By Jess, graze nutritionist.
Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to her website at jessntom.com for even more.
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