Peanuts are HIGH IN PLANT PROTEIN

One ounce of peanuts or two tablespoons of peanut butter contain 15% of the recommended daily value for protein.

Protein content of plant sources (1 SERVING)

Peanuts are high in plant protein

 

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PLANT PROTEIN LINKED TO CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION

  • A diet high in animal protein may be linked to increased risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease  and stroke.
  • According to NHANES data, the American diet consists of 16% protein, of which 11% is derived from animals. Trading some of these animal proteins for plant proteins from peanuts and peanut butter may reduce risk of many chronic diseases.
  • Swapping one serving of red meat per week for peanuts or nuts has been linked to a 17% decreased risk of stroke.
  • Eating one serving of peanuts or nuts per day has been linked to 30% decreased risk of heart disease.

ARGININE IN PEANUTS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO DISEASE PREVENTION

  • Arginine is an amino acid that helps to open blood vessels and improve blood flow and circulation.
  • Arginine is associated with maintaining muscle mass, liver detoxification, improved wound healing, decreased blood pressure and decreased body fat.
  • Peanuts contain more arginine than any other whole  food.