July 11 2017 by Jess
Did you know peanuts aren’t actually a nut? Yes, even though we commonly consider walnuts, almonds and peanuts to be the same, peanuts are actually legumes! (Crazy, right??)
There are so many nutrients in peanuts like manganese, phosphorus, magnesium. vitamin B3 and vitamin E. Other benefits of peanuts include amino acids, monounsaturated fats, protein and fiber. So what do all of these nutrients do for our bodies? Our nutritionist broke it down for us!
“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.”
micronutrients found in peanuts, in order of abundance:
macronutrients peanuts are rich in:
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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