Tuesday, December 12

Nutritional Value of Groundnut

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The value of different nutrients in 100 grams groundnut is.

  • Calcium – 93 mg

  • Carbohydrate – 16.13 gm

  • Copper – 11.44 mg

  • Fat – 49.24 g

  • Fiber – 8.5 gm

  • Iron – 4.58 mg

  • Magnesium – 168 mg

  • Manganese – 1.934 mg

  • Phosphorus – 376 mg

  • Potassium – 705 mg

  • Protein – 25.80 gm

  • Sodium – 18 mg

  • Water – 6.50 gm

  • Zinc – 3.27 mg

It is recommended that growing children, expecting women and nursing mothers consume roasted groundnuts with jaggery and goat’s milk. It is said to provide resistance and immunity against dangerous infections like Hepatitis and also Tuberculosis.

Groundnuts are considered beneficial in the treatment of obesity. Experiments have shown that weight can be reduced by eating a handful of roasted groundnuts with tea or coffee without sugar an hour before lunch time. It reduces appetite and thus reduces the weight gradually.

Chewing fresh groundnuts with a pinch of salt strengthens the gum, cures stomatitis, kills harmful bacteria and safeguards the enamel of the teeth. The mouth should, however, be washed with water after eating groundnuts.

If you don’t fancy dairy milk or have to avoid it for health reasons, you can consider groundnut milk as an alternative. The milk is as nutritious as dairy milk.

To prepare groundnut milk, soak a desired quantity of groundnuts in water for up to two hours. You can then easily remove the skin by rubbing it in water.

You are now ready to grind the nuts into a paste. The add water to it – three times the amount of paste.

Strain it through a flimsy cloth, before boiling it.

Peanut butter is a very caloric, yet very healthy food. In general, raw peanut butter (as in less refined) is better than refined, because it retains many of the beneficial nutrients found in the skin; in addition, processed peanut butter might contain added trans-fatty acids (which have been shown to increase the risk of cardiocirculatory diseases).

In addition to this, peanut butter contains much higher quantities of antioxidants than apples or carrots.


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