Peanuts pack in healthy fats, protein, fiber, and more than 25 essential nutrients from B-vitamins and essential amino acids to minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium

They also provide a wide variety of bioactive compounds that have been shown in studies to aid heart health and other benefits

Peanuts are a true superfood: An ounce of peanuts (about a handful) provides 7 grams of high-quality, plant-based protein to your diet

the protein in peanuts is plant-based, it carries with it additional components promoting positive health benefits like fiber

The fat in peanuts is primarily monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, both of which are known to help reduce the risk for heart disease

Health authorities including the American Heart Association recommend eating unsaturated fats in lieu of saturated fats which are found in foods like butter

Peanuts are particularly filling and can help with weight management, thanks to their fiber and protein counts

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