The 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines say to add more plant-based protein to our diets. Peanuts and peanut butter provide more protein than any other nut (about 7-8 grams of protein per one ounce serving).
Peanuts are also nutrient dense and provide a balance of nutrients including fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin E, thiamin, magnesium, and healthy fats.
In addition, cooking with peanut oil and/or peanut flour can add a nutritious punch to your foods. For more information on peanut nutrition, visit The Peanut Institute at: www.peanut-institute.org.
For recipes on incorporating peanuts into your menu's, visit APC's Recipe Library. Recipes provided by the American Peanut Council.