TAG: Peanuts

Unlikely Uses For Peanut Butter


Peanut butter is already famed as a sidekick to both chocolate and jelly, loved solo by millions of Americans for its thick texture and health benefits (Europe has yet to develop as intense a passion), and has inspired the crunchy vs creamy debate, which continues over a century after it was first introduced in St. Louis by Doctor Straub – where it was originally used as a means to provide protein to patients who were unable to adequately chew solid foods. Usually, this meant toothless gentlemen of a refined age. Certainly, these achievements are impressive, but in a world where… read more

Properties of Peanuts

Benefits of peanuts

Whether shelled, salted or ground up in its beloved peanut butter form, peanuts are a food product that is consumed worldwide. It is thought that they were originally grown in South America and made their way across the globe by distribution from trading travelers. Peanuts contain many nutrients and have quite a few health benefits, including bioactive properties. They provide a good source of heart helpful flavonoids and phenolic acids, which are protective antioxidants. Especially high levels of these can be found in their skins. Peanuts are high in fiber and protein, and are loaded with useful types of carbohydrates… read more