Peanut butter is a paste made from dry, roasted peanuts. This paste is generally used as a spread on toast or sandwiches. It is a healthy food that is full of nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, monounsaturated fatty acids, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, sodium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, copper, iron, and zinc.
Peanuts, a type of ground nuts, as they are called, belong to the family of Fabaceae and species of Arachis hypogaea. The plant itself is a small plant in which the branch of the flower touches the ground and grows underneath. The plant is thought to have originated in the American continent and through Spanish travelers, it was spread all over the world. Unlike costly nuts such as cashew nuts, pistachio nuts, almonds, and walnuts, peanuts are low-cost nuts that offer similar benefits.
Interesting Facts about Peanuts and Peanut Butter:
Peanut butter comes in two popular varieties. One is a creamy variety and the other is crunchy. While women and children generally love the creamy variety, men prefer the crunchy variety.
The first commercial preparation of peanut butter was in the United States in 1884.
According to an estimate by Kansas State University, the amount of peanut butter consumed by the United States alone in one year is enough to spread across the floor of Grand Canyon.
There are 10 peanut holidays observed in the United States.
Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter, who were both elected Presidents of United States, were initially peanut farmers.
Peanuts And Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts
People who consume peanuts and peanut products on a regular basis have an overall higher intake of protein, fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated), fiber, vitamins A and E, folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, and many other nutrients. Peanuts contain no saturated fats and can be consumed on a regular basis. It only contains unsaturated fats. This is good news for people who fear gaining weight by consuming peanuts. Peanuts actually help you to lose weight!
Health Benefits Of Peanut Butter
Apart from its great taste, peanut butter has vital nutrients that are essential for the body. Some of the health benefits of peanut butter include the following:
Rich Source of Protein
Peanut butter (100 grams) contains a high amount of protein (25 – 30 grams). Proteins that we eat are broken down into amino acids, which are then utilized in each and every cell for repairing and building the body.
Lower Cholesterol Levels
The amount of fats contained in peanut butter is almost equal to that of the fats found in olive oil. It contains both polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. As these fats are not saturated, they are good to consume without putting the heart at any risk. The unsaturated fats in peanut butter help to lower bad cholesterol levels (low-density lipoprotein) and promote the circulation of good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein).
Prevent Type II Diabetes
Consuming peanut butter can also be beneficial in reducing the risk of type II diabetes. Peanuts contain not only protein but also unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats have been noted to improve insulin sensitivity. Research into peanut butter consumption and diabetes showed that a higher intake of peanut butter and other nuts lower the risk of type II diabetes.
Good Source of Vitamins
Peanut butter contains many vitamins that are good for our body to function properly. Vitamin A found in it is helpful for eyesight, while vitamin C helps to boost the immune system and heals simple ulcers faster. On the other hand, the vitamin E found in peanut butter is also a very important micronutrient needed by our body to dissolve complex fatty acid structures and fat blockages in the arteries.
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