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Maintaining a healthy cholesterol level is a concern to most
Americans. Consider the peanut, actually a legume or vegetable, as a
partner to help lower your cholesterol.
- Peanuts and peanut butter are naturally cholesterol-free, are low in
saturated and a good source of unsaturated fats - in
fact, peanuts are 85 percent unsaturated by content.
- Peanuts do not contain trans fat and have 52 percent monosaturated and
33 percent polyunsaturated fat content.
- The fat in peanuts helps maintain our immune system with a natural
anti-inflammatory function to fight disease and infection. Unsaturated
fat is a component of cell membranes, called phospholipids, which is
needed for cell growth and daily repair in most of our body's cells.
- One serving of dry-roasted peanuts (30 grams) contains 12 grams of
unsaturated fat and 2 grams of saturated fat and 0 cholesterol. It also
contains protein, folate, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin and
Some healthy ways to use peanuts are:
- Stir some peanut butter into your oatmeal/other hot cereals.
- Add chopped, seasoned peanuts to your salads instead of cheese.
- Use peanut butter on your waffles or toast instead of butter.
- Instead of potato chips, try a handful of peanuts.
- Make a peanut dip and eat with carrot and celery sticks.
- Spread peanut butter on your morning bagel.
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This is George Washington Carver. He is known as The Peanut Wizard
and The Father of Peanuts. There is a lot of information on the internet
about this wonderful man and his many inventions.