Peanuts are native to northern Argentina and Central America. They are very nutritious and moderate portions are recommended during pregnancy due to their folic acid content.

Benefits:

  • They are a highly nutritious food.
  • Moderate portions are recommended during pregnancy due to their folic acid content.
  • Fifty grams of peanuts can cover a quarter of our daily protein needs.
  • They help to stabilise calcium due to their magnesium content.

Uses:

- Food:

  • They are eaten as a snack or appetiser, shelled or unshelled, natural, salted, fried, roasted or coated with different flavours.
  • They are also eaten as an ingredient in confectionery, baking and ice cream production, such as, for example, in candied form, in nougats, pralines, cakes, doughnuts and ice creams.
  • Peanut butter is also extracted from this fruit and its oil is used for cooking in India and Southeast Asia.
  • The roasted meal serves as a coffee alternative.

- Beauty:

  • Peanut oil is rich in vitamin E, it is easily absorbed by the skin and its properties nourish, soften, moisturise and cleanse. In addition, it relieves itching, soothes, softens and regenerates.
  • It is used as an ingredient in many body and hair oils because it does not interfere with essential oils, the true active ingredients in those products. Moreover, its light texture is ideal for spreading and it can be used as a massage oil.