Did you know that peanuts aren’t actually nuts?..they are legumes so more closely related to lentils than almonds and they are nutritional powerhouses! Unlike tree nuts, peanuts grow beneath the ground.
The health benefits of peanuts and products made from peanuts have long been discussed. In an abstract paper* covered by Harvard Health Publishing an international team of researchers found that in a study of more than 200,000 people, those who regularly ate peanuts and other nuts were less likely to have died of any cause - but particularly heart disease - than those who rarely ate nuts. This was an observational study and nothing has been definitely proven though it certainly makes for interesting reading!
So how can peanuts contribute to a healthy diet? According to the National Peanut Board ** peanuts contain lots of good nutrition.
Peanuts are a source of VEGAN PROTEIN and protein is needed for the growth and maintenance of muscles
Peanuts are a good source of FIBRE and in the UK we have a target of 30g fibre per day, every day
There are a wide range of vitamins and minerals in peanuts from Vitamin E which is a dietary antioxidant to Niacin which is an important B Vits that help support the nervous system.
We think that peanuts are delicious and love all the products that are made from them including peanut butter and peanut powder.
That Protein’s award-winning NUTTY NUTTY PEANUT BUTTER SUPER PROTEIN is made with real peanut powder which gives it its unique natural peanut taste that helped it win “BEST PROTEIN IN THE UK” at the prestigious Nourish Awards.
To find out more about the health benefits in our NUTTY NUTTY PEANUT BUTTER VEGAN PROTEIN LOW FODMAP SUPERFOOD check out our products page