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Peanuts have all the benefits of a perfect fruit, infact they can be considered in the same league as fruits when it comes to contributing to our diet and health.

Ground Nuts

Peanuts have all the benefits of a perfect fruit, infact they can be considered in the same league as fruits when it comes to contributing to our diet and health.

Health Benefits

  • Groundnuts contain five important nutrients namely food energy, protein,
    phosphorous, thiamin and niacin. It maintains and repairs body tissues.
  • Eating fresh roasted groundnuts with jaggery and goat's milk is very nutritious
    for growing children, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
  • It builds a resistance against all infections, such as Hepatitis and tuberculosis.
  • Groundnuts contain 13 different vitamins (including Vitamin A, B, C and E)
    along with 26 essential trace minerals, including calcium and iron.
  • Groundnuts also contain zinc, good for protecting brain function, and boron,
    which helps to maintain strong bones

Specifications

Energy Carbohydrates Sugars Fiber Fat Protein Calcium
567 kcal 16.13 gm 3.97 gm 8.5 gm 49.24 g 25.80 g 93 mg

Buying & Storing Tips

  • Groundnuts are easily available in supermarkets. Also, in many places they are available in stalls on roadsides.
  • Peanuts can be bought according to your requirement, such as raw, roasted, boiled, roasted and salted, etc.
  • Raw peanuts can be stored in air-tight containers for up to one week. In the same manner boiled peanuts can also be stored in air-tight vessels for about a week. If you want to store them for a month or so, place the air-tight container in the freezer.
  • Whole or shelled raw peanuts can stay in the refrigerator for 2-3 months. But if you freeze them, they can stay up to six months.
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