Benefits of Groundnuts

Know the benefits of ground nuts
Benefits of Groundnuts
Peanuts have all the benefits of a perfect fruit, infact they can be considered in the same league as fruits when it comes to contributing to our diet and health.

Health Benefits :

1:  Groundnuts contain five important nutrients namely food energy, protein, phosphorous, thiamin and niacin. It maintains and repairs body tissues.
2:  Eating fresh roasted groundnuts with jaggery and goat's milk is very nutritious for growing children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. It builds a resistance against all infections, such as Hepatitis and tuberculosis.
3:  Groundnuts contain 13 different vitamins (including Vitamin A, B, C and E) along with 26 essential trace minerals, including calcium and iron.
4:  Groundnuts also contain zinc, good for protecting brain function, and boron, which helps to maintain strong bones.
5:  Ground nuts or groundnut products are useful in the treatment of hemophilia, and inherited blood diseases, which cause hemorrhage. It is also useful in nose bleeding and in cases of excessive bleeding during menstruation in women.
6:  Groundnuts have good dietary fiber content so they are very good for digestion.
7:  Groundnuts are valuable in diabetes. It is also useful in diarrhea, especially chronic diarrhea, which is more frequent immediately after a meal. The patient can use it by drinking goat's milk in which lemon is squeezed with a handful of fresh roasted groundnuts. Diarrhea is usually caused due to nicotinic acid deficiency and groundnuts provide the required quantity of Niacin.

Nutritional Value of Peanuts

Value per 100 grams (Groundnuts)
Water6.50gm
Energy567kcal
Energy2374Kj
Protein25.80g
Fat49.24g
Carbohydrate16.13
Fibre8.5 gm
Sugar, total3.97gm
Calcium93 mg
Iron4.58mg
Magnesium168mg
Phosphorus376mg
Potassium705mg
Sodium18mg
Zinc3.27mg
Copper11.44mg
Manganese1.934mg
Selenium7.2 mcg