An ounce of oil-roasted salted peanuts is an excellent source of niacin and manganese and a good source of fiber, phosphorus, vitamin E, folate, copper, and magnesium.
Peanut oil is trans fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat, and one of the healthiest oils.
Peanuts contain about 8 grams of cholesterol-free plant protein per ounce, which is more than any other nut.
Peanuts are the most commonly enjoyed nuts in America. With peanut butter factored in, peanuts comprise over two-thirds of total nut consumption in the U.S.
Peanuts grow underground and are classified as legumes. However, they are put in the same classification as nuts for nutritional and research purposes.