Peanuts are a nutritious snack. Dry-roasted peanuts are good sources of essential nutrients, including phosphorus, manganese, copper and folate. These delicious legumes may also provide some of the same health benefits as nuts, including lowering your risk for heart disease.
Some Health Facts on Roasted Peanuts:
1. Heart Health
Eating nuts and dry-roasted peanuts may help lower your cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of blood clots and help keep your arteries healthy, thus limiting your risk for heart disease.
2. Weight Loss
Diets that include nuts and peanuts are easier to stick with and often result in more weight loss than diets that don't allow people to eat nuts.
3. Other Potential Benefits
Peanuts may also lower your risk for diabetes, cancer and gallstone disease,especially with women.
Peanuts can be shelled before frying or can be fried while inside the shells, in which case the shells can be eaten or removed just before the peanut is eaten. To make seasoned fried peanuts, salt, chili powder, or another other dried seasoning can be added after the peanuts have been removed from the oil.
One of the most important things to do when making fried peanuts is to choose high-quality, raw peanuts. Though it is possible to refry peanuts that have already been boiled, baked or fried, starting with raw peanuts allows the cook to control all parts of the process. Raw peanuts can be grown in a home garden, purchased from a local farm, or picked up at the grocery store, though locally grown peanuts often have better flavor because they are fresher.