Peanuts are a very popular food, and there are loads of different ways to enjoy them but many people aren’t aware of the nutritional value or the benefits peanuts have when included in the diet.
Peanuts are rich in protein and fats and also contain vitamins and minerals such as biotin, vitamin E, niacin, magnesium and phosphorus among others.
Per 15g serving of the ManiLife original roast peanut butter, there is 93.5kcal, 7.6g fat (only 0.9g of saturated), 1.8g carbohydrate, 1.1g fibre and 4g protein.
Peanut butter is a relatively low-carb food, that contains good amounts of fat and protein as well as some fibre. This can be of use to someone with diabetes as it doesn’t provide a spike in blood sugars and along with the magnesium content, which can be beneficial to include in their diet.
Peanuts can contribute to better heart health due to the content of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, niacin, magnesium and vitamin E. Magnesium is important for maintaining a normal nerve and muscle function in the body, aids in bone strength and also keeps immune system healthy. Peanuts are a useful source of magnesium in the diet. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which helps protect cells from damage. Containing niacin, and unsaturated fatty acids it can help lower your level of LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) and can raise HDL cholesterol (the ‘good’ cholesterol) which aids in the reduction in risk of heart disease.
There are lots of different ways to include it into your diet, in both sweet and savoury recipes! Check out my Instagram for some recipes using the ManiLife peanut butter to give yourself some ideas!
Any excuse to eat peanut butter.. I’ll take it 😉