What are the health benefits of peanuts?

The health benefits and versatility of peanuts make for an excellent choice as a high-quality protein snack.

Low in sodium with plenty of vitamins and minerals, peanuts offer a range of possible product applications spanning everything from savoury sauces to desserts.

The health benefits of peanuts include improving cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and providing an abundance of vitamins and minerals, such as copper, folate, and vitamin E. They're vegan, gluten-free, and high in protein, contributing to weight management goals by preventing overeating or snacking on less nutritious foods.

Peanuts may help to reduce your risk of heart disease

Peanuts contain Oleic acid, which is a type of fatty acid that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and enhance overall cardiovascular health. Oleic acid has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on cells which could contribute to better heart health and less inflammation overall throughout the body.

Peanuts provide high quality, vegan protein

The average peanut contains around 13g of protein per 100g, which is why peanuts make for an excellent source of protein for vegans, vegetarians, and people looking to reduce their consumption of animal products.

Peanuts contain healthy fat

A single ounce serving offers up about 12g fat - most of which is monounsaturated (oleic acid). Monosaturation means that these molecules do not contain double bonds with hydrogen atoms in any part of their molecule; this gives them stability without becoming carcinogenic or toxic when exposed to heat or oxygen over time.

Along with being better for your heart than saturated fats, they also provide longer-lasting satiety and help you feel fuller for longer.

Peanuts are suitable for a Keto diet

Peanuts are an excellent choice for a keto diet because they are low in carbs and high in fat and protein. Moderation is critical, but peanuts are a sensible choice for those looking to reduce carbohydrate intake or follow a ketogenic diet.

Peanuts are Gluten-free

Peanuts contain no gluten, making them a perfect choice for people who have celiac disease or any other kind of wheat allergy. Peanut flour is an excellent replacement for wheat flour and is ideal for people who struggle with wheat allergies or are looking for more variety in their diet.

Peanut flour makes it possible to create gluten-free baked goods without sacrificing taste.

Peanuts contain no sugar, salt or artificial ingredients

Peanuts are naturally low-sodium, low-sugar and high-fibre, without any artificial ingredients.

Peanuts are rich in vitamins and minerals

Along with being low carb and vegan friendly, they're full of essential nutrients such as copper (which supports immune function), folate (necessary for cell division) and vitamin E (important for skin integrity).

  • Niacin, which is beneficial for the heart and can lower cholesterol.
  • Thiamine, which may be helpful for brain function, mood and memory.
  • Tryptophan, which boosts levels of serotonin - the hormone that plays a vital role in mood and sleep.
  • Magnesium, which has been found to help with depression.
  • Folate, which is essential during pregnancy.
  • Potassium, which can help control blood pressure.
  • Copper, which is an antioxidant and can help with the immune system.

Peanut applications

Peanuts can be enjoyed in various ways - from peanut butter spreads or ice cream toppings, or even as coeliac and keto-friendly flour.

Peanut ice cream toppings

Roasted blanched nibbed peanuts are a great choice for ice cream toppings, offering a crunchy texture and sweet flavour.

Sports snacking

Peanuts are the perfect post-workout snack because they are full of protein, helping to refuel after endurance activities such as running, cycling or hiking.

Snack bars

Roasted blanched split peanuts are a great addition to oatmeal, cereal bars and granola bars.

Peanut flour - wheat flour replacement

Roasted defatted peanut flour is the perfect option for people who struggle with wheat allergies or are looking for more variety in their diet.

Peanut flour is made by taking roasted peanuts and grinding them down into a fine paste. The oil is pressed out of the paste, leaving behind the dry flour product.

Peanut flour is ideal for those with dietary restrictions like gluten intolerances who are looking to maintain their health goals while still enjoying an indulgent snack but has also been gaining popularity among vegans and those on plant-based diets as well.

Peanut Butter

Roasted blanched Nibbed and Split Peanuts are used in many different types of peanut butter. Peanut butter is an excellent substitute for a sweet snack because it contains no sugar, salt or artificial ingredients and offers protein to help keep you full until your next meal.

Salad topping

Roasted Blanched Split Peanuts are commonly used as salad toppings because they add protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre and healthy fats to your meal.

Peanut salad topping
Peanut ice cream toppings
Peanut snack bar

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No matter what type of diet you're following - the health benefits of peanuts make for an excellent choice as a high-quality protein snack that's low in sodium and carbs with plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Uren is one of the leading suppliers of roasted peanuts in the UK. With a wide variety of peanuts to choose from - including Roasted Blanched Nibbed Peanuts, Roasted Blanched Split Peanuts and Roasted Defatted Peanut Flour.

Contact us with any questions or enquiries, and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.