What are Peanuts?
The peanut is the oval seed of a South American plant widely roasted and salted and eaten as a snack. More similar to a lentil than a nut.
Whole, natural, and fairly low net carbohydrate (8 net carbs/3.5 oz) with high fat, packed with high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. They also may improve heart health and help prevent gallstones.
Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Peanuts?
N/A if no allergy is present.
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