Peanuts in shell cooked. Peanuts are characterized as a super, concentrated food. It is one of the few foods that in a small amount give us a plethora of beneficial ingredients. More specifically, just a handful covers a significant percentage of the daily energy needs, good monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins (especially the B complex), minerals and beneficial antioxidants.
Even 25 grams of peanuts are rich in nutrients and contain 10 percent of the daily requirement of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus and copper.
They are high in plant sterols, substances that are now proven to help lower cholesterol. They contain a high amount of potassium, which helps the body by lowering the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, more than any other nut.