Peanuts are not really nuts at all. They belong to the legume family. Because they have a similar nutritional profile as nuts, they are frequently categorized as nuts. Peanuts contain high levels of heart-protective resveratrol, the same antioxidant found in red wine. In fact, one ounce of dry roasted peanuts contain more resveratrol than two ounces of red wine, which doctors often prescribe to their heart patients. Peanuts are also a good source of protein and dietary fiber. Natural peanut butter contains the same nutritional qualities and reaps the same health benefits as whole peanuts.
Yield: 6 servings