- Peanuts pack more protein than any other nut and contain good fats that help fight hunger.
- Research into the health benefits of nuts, including peanuts, has linked a variety of nutrients including fiber, vitamin E (an antioxidant) and magnesium to a reduced risk of heart disease.
- Nuts and peanuts are solid sources of several nutrients, including fiber. In fact, an ounce of peanuts (about 28 nuts) gives you 10% of the recommended daily intake.
- The fat in peanuts is primarily mono- and polyunsaturated and is proven to help support a healthy heart, particularly when replacing saturated fats.
The Father of the Peanut Industry: George Washington Carver
- As the “Father of the Peanut Industry,” George Washington Carver developed more than 300 uses for peanuts, including chili sauce, shampoo, shaving cream and glue, to help save agriculture in the South. His humanitarian efforts were well documented and his innovations were so popular that even Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were among his many fans. In 1916, he published the research bulletin, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.” Growing peanuts contributed to the sustainability of farms, in part because peanuts naturally add beneficial nitrogen to the soil.