In the online nut shop VM Organic you will find peanuts in many varieties. Raw peanuts, roasted peanuts, non-woven peanuts, chocolate peanuts, peanuts with a nice crispy layer, peanut pieces, peanut flour, peanut butter and more.
The peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid. This acid decreases the level of bad cholesterol, thus protects the organism from atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. The peanuts are a wonderful source of vitamin E. This vitamin has antioxidant properties and helps the cellular membrane to maintain its integrity and protects the body from the harmful bad radicals. They also contain the antioxidant resveratrol, for which is believed that it has protective function against cancer, cardiovascular diseases and the Alzheimer disease. The peanuts are rich in vitamin B3, which is extremely important for the brain activity and improves the memory. A handful of peanuts a day provides the necessary quantity of folic acid during pregnancy, decreasing the chance of the baby’s neural tube damage. These nuts contain the amino acid tryptophan, which is responsible for the production of serotonin. For the serotonin is known that it has an important role in the emotion control and is a natural antidepressant.
Peanuts are also rich in dietary fibres and minerals such as iron, calcium, cuprum, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese that are important for the carbohydrates absorption and the regulation of the blood sugar. The proteins from the peanuts are considered better than any other vegetable protein. They keep you satiated for a longer time and thus you can regulate your body mass. Only 30g of peanuts gives you 7g of protein, which is 15% of your daily protein requirement.
They could be eaten raw, roasted or boiled as a light breakfast or a snack. They are a suitable addition to salads, meals or protein shakes. They are wonderful for a delicious sate sauce or for homemade peanut butter.