Do you know all there is about one of your favorite foods – peanuts? If you’re looking for a high protein snack, one of the first things you might reach for is peanut snacks, something that the whole family enjoys. Maybe you want to know more about peanut allergies or how peanuts are affecting many American’s diets on a daily basis. Today we will take a closer look at these nuts and why they are so beloved by many Americans. Some peanut facts will change the way you see your favorite snack.
Here’s some peanut history for you: Peanut butter was first introduced at the World Fair in St. Louis, year 1904. Ever since then, people have been enjoying peanut butter benefits from this great food that we feed our children and ourselves when we’re looking for something easy and delicious on the go. Peanuts and peanut butter are terrific for your health. In fact, peanut calories are quite low and just a 1-ounce serving of peanuts is considered an excellent protein source. In fact, just one little handful can add 7 grams of protein to your diet. Studies were conducted on those who love to enjoy peanuts and found that, in 15,000 people who ate peanut products, there were raised levels of vitamin A, E, folate, magnesium and other beneficial vitamins than those who do not eat these products. In some ways, peanuts are leading to a healthier lifestyle for many.
You can use peanuts in a variety of ways. You can make them in trail mix, use peanut oil for frying, and many other wonderful dishes where they are added as a staple. For those who are not allergic, we can’t get enough of peanuts. That’s another thing we want to look at: the dreaded peanut allergy. Some people are unable to eat peanuts because they are allergic. However, you may be surprised to find that 98% of children and adults in the U.S. can safely enjoy products that contain peanuts. These allergies are not as common as you think. With about 94% of Americans having peanut butter in their pantry, this is good news.
No matter how you use peanuts, from snacks that you love, to homemade peanut butter or peanut oil for frying some of your favorite foods, we recommend adding peanuts to your diet. You will love to reap the many benefits.
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