Peanuts -1kg (uncooked)
$6.00 NZD

Peanuts are a type of nuts, originating in South America.

Scientifically known as Arachis hypogea, peanuts go by a variety of names, such as groundnuts, earth nuts, and goobers.

However, peanuts are technically not nuts. They actually belong to the legume family and are therefore related to beans, lentils, and soy.

In the US, peanuts are rarely eaten raw. Instead, they are most often consumed as roasted and salted whole peanuts or peanut butter.

Other products made from peanuts include peanut oil, peanut flour, and peanut protein. Peanut products are used in a variety of foods; desserts, cakes, confectionery, snacks, and sauces.

Not only do peanuts taste good, they are also rich in protein, fat, and various healthy nutrients.

Studies show that peanuts may be useful for weight loss, and are linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Nutrition Facts

The table below contains detailed information on all the nutrients in whole peanuts.

Nutrition Facts: Peanuts, All types, Raw — 100 grams

Amount
Calories 567
Water 7 %
Protein 25.8 g
Carbs 16.1 g
Sugar 4.7 g
Fiber 8.5 g
Fat 49.2 g
Saturated 6.28 g
Monounsaturated 24.43 g
Polyunsaturated 15.56 g
Omega-3 0 g
Omega-6 15.56 g
Trans fat ~

Fat in Peanuts

Peanuts are high in fat.

In fact, they are classified as oilseeds. A large proportion of the world’s peanut harvest is used for making peanut oil (arachis oil).

The fat content ranges from 44-56% and is mainly mono- and polyunsaturated fat, most of which is made up of oleic acid (40-60%) and linoleic acid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).