SNACKING ON PEANUTS...Beware to step into our house or eat anything if you have peanut or any other nut allergy. Because, peanuts are literally what we live on. You can find them in my curries, chutneys, energy balls, cookies, cakes, breads, etc etc. Roasted peanuts is usually what we snack on with afternoon tea. Our bags always carry a box of dry roasted peanuts and other nuts when we are outside the house. Homemade peanut milk curd & peanut butter is what I am proud of. So, are you curious how much peanuts we consume in a month? Between 4-5 kilos across the three of us!!! I swear, sometimes more and I still feel I don't have enough of them in my pantry😀. Are you also a nut like me?
Let's talk about the many health benefits of peanuts today...first of all, peanuts are technically not nuts. They actually belong to the legume family and are therefore related to beans, lentils, and soy.
🔸Peanuts are low in carbs and high in protein, fat, and fibers. It's low glycemic index benefits people with diabetes.
🔸Rich in Biotin and folate or vitamin B9, women should consume this legume in higher quantities during pregnancy.
🔸Niacin or vitamin B3 in peanuts has been linked with reduced risk of heart disease.
🔸Peanuts are also known to be rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant as well as Thiamin, Manganese and Magnesium.
🔸All said and done, inspite of being high in fat and calories, studies show peanuts do not contribute to weight gain and may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and gallstones.
✨Pictured here is boiled peanuts with 1/2 tempering of oil with mustard seeds, green chillies and hing. Seasoned with salt and lime juice. Garnished with scrapings of fresh coconut and fresh coriander leaves...a beautiful snack for anytime of the day.