Amino Acids in Peanuts

<p>Consuming foods with a unique ratio of arginine and lysine has been shown to have various health benefits.</p>

The health-conscious trend is growing and consumers are focusing on their overall well-being and shifting to all healthy and good-for-you products. Ronald B. Pegg, Ph.D., associate professor, department of food science and technology, University of Georgia, discusses how peanuts, compared to other foods, are well-suited to appeal to this segment due to their unique amino-acid composition. Their ratio of high arginine and low lysine plays an important role in medical conditions, such as coronary artery disease and clogged arteries, that improve with vasodilation. 

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