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An ounce of oil-roasted salted peanuts is an excellent source of niacin and manganese and a good source of fiber, phosphorous, vitamin E, folate, copper, and magnesium.

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Peanuts contain about 8 grams of cholesterol-free plant protein per ounce, which is more than any other nut.

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Peanut oil is trans fat-free, cholesterol free, low in saturated fat, and one of the healthiest oils.

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Peanuts are the most commonly eaten nuts in America. When peanut butter is factored in, they comprise over 2/3 of the nut consumption in the US.

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Smart Snacking

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The most popular snacks among children age two to five are grain-based snacks, candies, cakes, fruit, dairy desserts, and cookies. Most of these snacks are not providing adequate amounts of protein, vitamin E, iron, fiber or potassium.

 

 

Peanut Butter and Prevention

Research suggests that peanut butter reduces the risk of breast disease in young women. Here are 5 delicious ways to enjoy the health benefits of peanut butter.