Looking to buy Peanuts online?
While peanuts may be the most popular nuts available to buy in Australia, they are also packed full of nutrients in their own right. For this reason they are a cornerstone snack for many Aussie households and a very affordable nut option compared to more rare varieties. We love our peanuts at The Nut Market and you will too when you taste the difference that buying premium-quality makes. Plus, our peanuts are grown locally in Queensland, Australia and are as fresh as any you can find. Kingaroy peanuts are some of the best in the world.
In spite of their name, peanuts are actually legumes. This means that they are closer to beans and lentils than other nuts. Due to their higher fat content (mostly good fats made up of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids), peanuts are ideal ingredients in nut butters and other snacks. They are also fabulous sources of protein (almost a quarter of their calories are protein). In recent times, we have been selling more peanuts to people who are on low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diets. This is because our peanuts, from Kingaroy, are very low in carbohydrate and high in good fats, making them the perfect snack for people trying to lose weight or enter ketosis.
Peanuts are nutritional powerhouses, perfect for keeping on hand for guilt-free snacking. They contain a large number of essential nutrients and confer many health benefits when consumed regularly. If you are buying peanuts for their health benefits, keep in mind that consistency is the way to go - eat a modest amount each day, every day.
Peanuts are often recommended for people who want to lose weight. This is for several reasons. They are high in protein, fat and fibre which helps people to be satiated sooner. This assists with mindless eating. The high levels of monounsaturated fat in peanuts also help to regulate blood sugar levels. The fibre in peanuts assists in digestive processes. This can help to slow the absorption of fats and carbohydrates (sugars) and regulate blood sugar levels. In fact, peanuts are often recommended to people who are diabetic for this exact reason.
Peanuts, along with other nuts, have been demonstrated to reduce the risk for coronary heart disease and issues associated with high-cholesterol. It is the high level of monounsaturated fats that imparts this benefit.
Peanuts are a great source of antioxidants, responsible for maintaining healthy cells and keeping free-radicals to a minimum. If you are buying peanuts for their health benefits, one thing to note is that they become even higher in antioxidants after being roasted or boiled.
In no particular order, these nutrients are found in abundance in peanuts.
- Biotin (important during pregnancy)
- Vitamin E