Peanuts in Indonesia
About the industry
Health and nutrition
Health and nutrition
Peanuts are good for us!
Fibre and weight loss
One serving (25g) of peanuts contains more fibre than a bowl of brown rice or any other snack food. That means peanuts promote weight loss. Peanuts create energy and control blood sugar so that you exercise more efficiently. The high fiber content in peanuts helps make you feel full quicker, so you snack less and keep hunger at bay longer.
|Peanuts Nutritional Info (per 1 oz [28g] serving)
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One serve (25g) of peanuts provides 12% of daily protein requirements.
Peanuts contain no cholesterol and trials show they can actually reduce cholesterol levels. Studies show that two to three servings of peanuts daily help to lower LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol levels) without lowering HDL (‘good’ cholesterol).
Cancer growth inhibitor
Phytosterol beta-sitosterol (SIT), the most abundant sterol in peanuts, has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancers. SIT may offer protection against colon, prostate, and breast cancer.
Salted peanuts contain less salt than you’d think - less per serve than a scrambled egg.
Studies show that regularly eating peanuts can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Peanuts contain phyto-chemicals which have anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties linked to cutting heart disease risks. Studies have shown that eating peanuts is part of a healthy diet and may lower your risk of heart attack. Eating two to three ounces of peanuts daily may lower your risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease by as much as 21%. Peanuts contain mostly unsaturated fats and non-detectable levels of transfats. A high ratio of unsaturated fats to saturated fats helps improve your cardiovascular health.
Arginine, found in peanuts, protects against TB, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Peanuts contain low levels of resveratrol, the compound in red wine linked to reduced heart disease.
Research has shown peanuts significantly hinder development of Type II diabetes in women. Peanuts have one of the lowest glycemic indexes of all foods, good news for sportspeople and diabetics.
Vitamins and Minerals
Peanuts contain vitamins B6, E and folic acid and minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium. They have almost half of the 13 vitamins essential for normal growth and health and 35% of the essential minerals.
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