Deaspite the peanuts are high in fat content it is rich in vitamin A, E and C, calcium, sodium and fiber. Surveys show that these are the nutrients that are rarely eaten.
Peanuts are whole food that contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, ample protein and beneficial unsaturated fats. Since they are a plant food, they naturally contain no cholesterol.
Scientists are finding that diets high in monounsaturated fats, the type found in peanuts, may also protect against heart disease.
Peanuts are an important source of essential minerals such as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.