Peanut relates to the legume family. There are several varieties of peanuts, but the Spanish, Runner, Virginia and Valencia are more common. Some things are made of peanuts, as butter, flour and cereals.
They contain vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
The nut has high in protein content and are therefore useful for body building and people with weak underweight.
The nut contains polyphenols p-coumaric acid, which is an antioxidant. Roasting increases the level of an antioxidant. It also contains coenzyme Q10, which is safe for the heart in a situation of lack of oxygen. Unsalted nuts are good for lowering cholesterol because of its monosaturated fat content. Vitamin E is present in these nuts that prevents cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Niacin is present in peanuts help restore the damaged cells and thus are useful in disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive problems associated with aging.
Nuts include bioflavonoids, resveratrol, which improves blood flow to the brain and higher than 30%. This reduces the risk of stroke. Even small quantities of peanuts in the diet may reduce LDL cholesterol by 14%. Intake o peanuts protective from the formation of gallstones. Eating nuts reduces the risk of weight gain.
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