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Peanuts 2017-05-08T12:03:54+00:00

PEANUTS

Don’t call them nuts

PEANUTS

When you consider that the average American consumes 12 pounds of peanuts a year, it’s safe to assume it’s a popular nut. Or is it? Actually, the peanut isn’t a nut at all but a legume, which means it grows underground like a potato and is related to peas and beans.

In the U.S., average annual consumption of peanuts tops 1.3 million in-shell tons. Over 50% of that quantity goes into the production of peanut butter.

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Don’t call them nuts

PEANUTS

When you consider that the average American consumes 12 pounds of peanuts a year, it’s safe to assume it’s a popular nut. Or is it? Actually, the peanut isn’t a nut at all but a legume, which means it grows underground like a potato and is related to peas and beans.

In the U.S., average annual consumption of peanuts tops 1.3 million in-shell tons. Over 50% of that quantity goes into the production of peanut butter.

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DID YOU KNOW?(1)(2)(3)

Over the past two decades, nutrition research has made big strides in understanding the health characteristics of different types of fat, leading to a clearer understanding of the beneficial role of unsaturated fats (the type overwhelmingly found in peanut products) particularly for heart health.

One ounce of plain, dry roasted peanuts contains 9 percent of your daily needed fiber and 14 grams of fat.

A one ounce serving of plain dry roasted peanuts is also a good source of essential minerals, magnesium and manganese.

See Nutrition Information for Fat Content.

References

1. 100g Nutrition SOURCE: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (May 2016), www.ars.usda.gov
2. Nutrition labeling of Food, Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 101; Nov. 30, 2016

3. American Peanut Council: peanutsusa.com

Peanuts Nutritional Content (in 100 grams)

Nutritional Chart

Peanuts Nutritional Content

(in 100 grams)

Nutritional Chart

Calories 567.0
Protein 25.8g
Carbohydrates 16.1g
Dietary Fiber 8.5g
Sugars 4.5g
Added Sugar 0g
Total Fat 49.2g
Saturated Fat 6.2g
Monunsaturated Fat 24.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Vitamin D 0.0mcg
Calcium 92.0mg
Iron 4.5mg
Sodium 18.0mg
Potassium 705.0mg
Calories 567.0
Protein 25.8g
Carbohydrates 16.1g
Dietary Fiber 8.5g
Sugars 4.5g
Added Sugar 0g
Total Fat 49.2g
Saturated Fat 6.2g
Monunsaturated Fat 24.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Vitamin D 0.0mcg
Calcium 92.0mg
Iron 4.5mg
Sodium 18.0mg
Potassium 705.0mg
Calories 567.0
Protein 25.8g
Carbohydrates 16.1g
Dietary Fiber 8.5g
Sugars 4.5g
Added Sugar 0g
Total Fat 49.2g
Saturated Fat 6.2g
Monunsaturated Fat 24.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Vitamin D 0.0mcg
Calcium 92.0mg
Iron 4.5mg
Sodium 18.0mg
Potassium 705.0mg