- Raw peanuts
- Roasted (no salt) peanuts
- Roasted salted peanuts
Jollies uses only US grown peanuts
Health benefits of peanuts
- Peanuts are rich in energy (567 calories per 100 g) and contain health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
- They compose sufficient levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), especially oleic acid. MUFA helps lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol” level in the blood.
- Peanut kernels are good source of dietary protein; composed of fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth and development.
- Research studies have shown that peanuts contain high concentrations of poly-phenolic antioxidants, primarily p-coumaric acid. This compound has been thought to reduce the risk of stomach cancer by limiting formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines in the stomach.
- Peanuts are an excellent source of resveratrol, another polyphenolic antioxidant. Resveratrol has been found to have protective function against cancers, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and viral/fungal infections.
- Studies suggest that resveratrol may reduce stroke risk through altering molecular mechanisms in the blood vessels (reducing susceptibility to vascular damage through decreased activity of angiotensin, a systemic hormone responsible for blood vessel constriction that would elevate blood pressure), and by increasing production of vasodilator hormone, nitric oxide.
- Peanuts are an excellent source of vitamin E (a-tocopherol); containing about 8 g per100 g. vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant which helps maintain the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting from harmful oxygen free radicals.
- Peanuts are packed with many important B-complex group of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B 6, and folates. 100 g of peanuts provide about 85% of RDI of niacin, which contribute to brain health and blood flow to brain.
- Peanuts are a rich source of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
Just a handful of peanuts per day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein.
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 month. Refrigeration recommended. It is ok to freeze. Shelled peanuts can be thawed and refrozen as many times as necessary for up to 9 months without a loss of flavor or texture.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||49.24 g||165%|
|Dietary Fiber||8.5 g||22%|
|Pantothenic acid||1.767 mg||35%|
|Vitamin A||0 IU||0%|
|Vitamin E||8.33 mg||55.5%|