Peanut has been a big part of Indian society. Deliciously crunchy and nutty, peanuts make for an amazing snack any time of the year. In winters though, nuts become even more sought after. Roast them, fry them, and add them in just about anything.

Peanuts are one of the most popular foods in the world. Peanut butter is so popular in America alone that its consumption is around hundreds of tons. Surprisingly, peanuts are not actually in the nut family. They are classified as legumes along with foods like green peas, soybeans, and lentils.

Many people believe the peanut is not as nutritionally valuable as true nuts like almonds, walnuts, or cashews. But in actual, peanuts have many of the same health benefits as the more expensive nuts and should not be overlooked as a nutritious food.

Peanuts are the best source of nutrition. Peanuts contain a lot of protein and dietary fibre.

Peanuts help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. They can also stop small blood clots from forming and reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Peanuts are high in unsaturated fat, which is beneficial for the heart. Fruits / healthy snack bars with peanuts, or peanut butter are also very beneficial for diabetic patients. The use of peanut butter is less in India, but Peanut Masala is the most favourite snacks to have with cocktails and mocktails.

Apart from this, many traditional Indian dishes like namkeen, chikki etc. are made from it. In winters, it is equivalent to dry fruits for poor/middle class people.

But peanuts are not suitable for everyone, they can cause food allergies, as well as contain aflatoxins. Take care of this.

For a healthy lifestyle, increase the moderate use of peanuts in your diet. Peanut butter is also beneficial in reducing weight.

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