When it comes to nutrition, the peanut packs a powerful punch. Just one serving (¼ cup or 60 mL) of dry roasted peanuts is chock full of protein, fibre and healthy fats, and is a source of 13 vitamins and minerals.
Peanuts make cents. Here’s some advice for those who are tightening purse strings: choose peanuts. The peanut offers incredible value. It is a delicious, nutritious food that won’t break the bank!
The cost per 100 grams of dry roasted peanuts from the bulk section of most local grocery stores averages 88 cents.* For a great tasting and versatile nut that is inexpensive and chock-full of nutritional value, pick peanuts!
Studies confirm the health benefits of peanuts. Regular consumption of nuts, including peanuts, may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.1, 2 Research from the University of Toronto shows that peanuts and other nuts may also play an important role in the dietary management of type 2 diabetes by promoting glycemic control.3
If you are interested in more information about peanuts and peanut butter, please contact the Peanut Bureau of Canada.
* based on average price of bulk nuts purchased at five different Canadian retail outlets
1 Mente A et al. “A systematic review of the evidence supporting a causal link between dietary factors and coronary heart disease.” Archives of Internal Medicine 2009;169(7):659-669.
2 Hargrove RL et al. “Low fat and high monounsaturated fat diets decrease human low density lipoprotein oxidative susceptibility in vitro.” Journal of Nutrition. 2001;131:1758-1763.
3 Kendall C et al. “Longer-term effects of a low glycemic index diet on glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes.” 2009 Experimental Biology meeting abstracts, Abstract #563.30; FASEB Journal 2009; 23:563.30.