Fun Food Facts #36:
BRIEF FACTS ABOUT PEANUTS
- Peanuts contain beneficial protein, but many people are allergic to them and find them hard to digest.
- They also contain aflatoxin, a carcinogenic, which may explain why peanut farmers have been found
to have disproportionately high rates of cancer.
- Peanuts are high in fungus and, often, pesticides.
They do not contain any omega-3, which can contribute to distorting your omega-6:omega-3 ratio.
- The peanut is actually a legume, not a nut (which is why they are often roasted).
- Peanuts contain about the same amount of protein as soy and are low in starchy carbohydrates.
- Did you know? George Washington Carver was largely responsible for popularizing the peanut as a food in America.
Facts provided by: www.mercola.com