Peanut Nutrient Density and the Second-Meal Effect

Consumers are looking for ways to maintain weight and promote healthy eating habits, and food product designers are examining ways to incorporate beneficial nutrients into products. Formulating with peanuts and peanut ingredients can assist in these goals.

From chronic disease reduction to weight management, peanuts, peanut butter and peanut oil provide key nutrients that are important in our diet. Protein- and fiber-rich peanuts aid in satiety, causing consumers to stay satisfied between meals. This slide show, contributed by Patricia Kearny, program director, Peanut Institute, delves into the benefits of peanuts including the nutrients behind the nut and health benefits.

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