Nutritional Facts

The Peanut Institute

The Peanut InstituteThe Peanut Institute is a non-profit organization supporting nutrition research and developing educational programs to encourage healthful lifestyles that include peanuts and peanut products. At About Peanuts, we like to reference the research the Peanut Institute provides as they promote are healthful lifestyles to consumers of all ages. And, as an independent forum, The Peanut Institute is uniquely positioned to work with all segments of the food industry, the research community, academia, consumer organizations, and governmental institutions.

6 Ways Peanuts Can Help Your Heart

If you love peanuts, here’s great news: Peanuts love your heart back. In one study, Harvard researchers tracked the health of more than 210,000 people for up to 32 years. They found that people who ate peanuts at least twice per week had a 15 percent lower risk of getting heart disease compared with those who never or rarely ate nuts. Read more...


An allergic reaction is caused by a dysfunction in the immune system. Individuals may experience allergic reactions to foods, insect stings, latex, and a variety of environmental exposures. A food allergy reaction involves the immune system and occurs when a typically safe substance in foods, usually a protein, mistakenly triggers the body’s protective immune response. Reactions can range from mild to severe. The true prevalence of food allergies is not known. Read more...

Food Pyramids & Plates

Peanuts and peanut butter can typically be found in the “protein foods,” “meat and beans,” or “peanuts and other nuts” category of food plates and food pyramids. That’s because peanuts are unique in the way they combine the nutritional benefits of both nuts and legumes. Read more...




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