Health Aspects of Peanuts as an Outcome of Its Chemical Composition

Year Published: 2019


Food Science and Human Wellness


Rabiatu Bonku, Jianmei Yu


In this review, authors discuss the health benefits of peanut consumption and elaborate on why they are so healthy based on their chemical composition.

Key Findings

Key Findings: According to the authors, "Peanuts have a well balanced nutritional composition but [are] much more affordable than other nuts. Regular consumption of peanuts has been associated with reduced risks of coronary heart disease (CVD), hypertension, inflammation, cancer, gallstones, age related cognitive decline and increased life expectancy. These health benefits are closely associated with the high contents of protein, monounsaturated fatty acid, important vitamins and other phytochemicals." The authors also describe that peanuts are high in antioxidants and contain no trans fats, which further contributes to its benefits.