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Benefits of Peanuts (Mungfali) And Its Side Effects

Peanuts (Mungfali) Nutritional Value of Peanuts (Mungfali) Health Benefits of Peanuts (Mungfali) Uses of Peanuts (Mungfali) Side-Effects & Allergies of Peanuts (Mungfali) Origin And Cultivation of Peanuts (Mungfali)
Benefits of Peanuts (Mungfali) And Its Side Effects

It is similar in taste and nutritional value of tree nuts like walnuts and almonds,. Peanuts too are rich and dense in their properties. They consist of many essential nutrients and are an excellent source of manganese, niacin etc. This again is a good source of Vitamin E, folate, fiber, and phosphorus. Peanuts are known for 8 essential nutrient values such as reducing the risk of heart disease, manage weight, stabilize blood sugar levels, increases metabolic rate in the human body etc. In many Indian house-holds, peanuts are consumed as an evening snack.

Peanuts (Mungfali)

A science of describing, classifying organisms and naming is known as Taxonomy. The classification could include all types of micro-organisms, animals, plants etc. that are present in the world around. It is also known as Leguminosae from the bean, pea, lentils and soy family. In India, the commonly known mungfali is classified under the taxonomical legume crop-growth mainly for its edible seeds. It is called Arachishypogaea in biological terms. They are so common in India that they have different names in different parts of the country. In India, it is used as seed oil. While they are predominantly obtained from the ground, they are also called as groundnuts. ‘Mungfali’ is yet another name which is in the Hindi language. In Telugu and Tamil, it is known as ‘Pallelu’ & ‘Kadalai’ respectively. It is no less a snack which can be missed out from the Northern India. Known as ‘Singdana’ in Gujarati and ‘Shengdaane’ in Marathi. It is supposed to be the most popular nuts in all these regions.

Nutritional Value of Peanuts (Mungfali)

They are low in carbs & rich in nutrients. Mungfali is an exceptionally great source of protein too. Also inclusive of Biotin, Niacin, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Phosphorus, and magnesium all of which are extremely important for a healthy body and mind.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

567 Calories
49 g Total Fat
18 mg Sodium
705 mg Potassium
16 g Total Carbohydrate
26 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

0.09 Calcium
25 % Iron
15 % Vitamin B-6
42 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Peanuts (Mungfali)

Health Benefits of Peanuts (Mungfali)
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Peanuts (Mungfali)

Heart & Nerves Diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and Infections:

Peanuts, majorly mainly prevent Cancer, heart disease, Nervous / Neurological diseases and Viral or any kind of fungal infections.Reduces the chances of stroke by the anti-oxidant named Resveratrol which increases the production of nitric oxide in the body.

No Carbs

Women, in general, are more receptive to gaining weight at various stages in life. It could be post pregnancy or hormonal changes, menopause or depression etc. it is studied and observed that females who include peanut butter in their diets to a minimum of twice a week have a lower risk of gaining weight in comparison to those who do not take it at all. To help keep away from obesity, it is advised to have peanuts regularly.

Skin Care

They contain high levels of anti-oxidants present in Peanuts, which become all the more active when they are boiled. There is a four-fold increase in Genistein and the anti-oxidants named Biochanin-A is doubled. These nullify most damages caused by free radicals in the skin resulting in having a healthy skin. So while peanuts help in satisfying hunger pangs, it also makes you look younger.

Vitamins and Minerals

Peanuts skin, are an abundant source of natural antioxidants and have a high content of dietary fiber. Different types of roasted peanut skins, such as dark-roasted or light-roasted contain these in high amounts. Adding foods like peanut butter etc. to your daily diet can increase its nutritious content.

Healthy Bones and Energy Rich Nuts

The abundance of Iron and calcium found in peanut butter are the most important factors in transporting oxygen to the blood and promoting healthy and strong bones. It perfectly fits a bodybuilder’s nutritional needs by supporting intense weights that are lifted. They are energy boosters with loads of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.

Fights Depression

The main cause of depression is Low Serotonin levels. The Tryptophan present in peanuts increases the release of such chemicals and thus helps fight depression. It is considered that in order to keep these dangerous diseases at bay, a minimum intake of two tablespoons of peanut butter on a weekly basis helps in staying fit and healthy.

Protects Against Neurodegenerative Diseases including Alzheimer’s

Peanuts contain high quantity of niacin and people who eat food rich in niacin i.e. Vitamin B3 are less likely to develop memory related disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Niacin which is contained in peanut butter helps in the recovery of such neurodegenerative cells.

Cholesterol

Consumption of 1.5 ounces of nuts everyday, such as peanuts, may reduce the risk of heart ailments. Peanuts are a healthy snack and contain healthy monounsaturated fats, a good source of Vitamin B.

Fights Stomach Cancer

Oxidants like Poly-phenolic are present in high concentrations in Peanuts. The acid P-Coumaric has the ability to reduce the risk of stomach cancer. This is done by reducing the productions of carcinogenic nitrous-amines.

Fights Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer is reduced by 58% in women and 27% in men with the consumption of Peanuts.

Blood Sugar Regulator

Regular intake of Peanuts helps in absorption of calcium, fats and carbohydrates through manganese which is found in peanuts. This further regulates the level of blood sugar in human body.

Facilitates Fertility

The folic acid lowers the risk of babies being born with serious neural disorder or neural tube defects. It is reduced up to 70% if the consumption of peanuts is done during early pregnancy or before.

Uses of Peanuts (Mungfali)

The peanut flour is lower in fat than peanut butter; which has high protein content. The peanut flour facilitates as a flavor enhancer. Peanut flour is used as a gluten-free solution too. A well-known snack in the Southern United States, peanuts are equally popular in countries like China, India, and West Africa. It is sold on the street-side stands in the South US, as a preparation in boiled briny water. They are known to help fight malnutrition. They are supposed to be extremely effective in treating skin problems like rashes, rosacea, and pustules. It is used as a beauty product and is gaining immense popularity in today’s times with the peanut butter facial mask or pack.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Peanuts (Mungfali)

The anti-nutrients that peanuts contain are substances, that usually impair the absorption of nutrients in the body and reduce the nutritional value of the food that is consumed.
The contamination of Peanuts can sometimes lead to producing toxic substances called aflatoxin. This results in loss of appetite and yellow discoloration of the eyes leading to jaundice and all the typical signs of liver problems.

One of the most important allergens can be peanuts. Their allergies can be potentially severe and life-threatening. It is advisable for people who are allergic to peanuts and peanut products to avoid them.

Gallbladder issues such as bile duct problems can be a cause of many other unpleasant side effects. You may also experience a sharp, sudden pain on the right side of the abdomen. This happens mainly due to the contractions of the gallbladder. If people have gallstones or crystallized pebbles of bile, they are advised to stay away from Peanuts. While contradictory to this statement, there have been studies showing that the consumption of peanut butter in moderation actually reduces the risk of gallstones by a good 25%. This is because Peanuts have the ability to lower LDL. And a large percentage of gallstones are cholesterol stones, which are linked to high levels of 'bad' cholesterol.

Origin And Cultivation of Peanuts (Mungfali)

The anti-nutrients that peanuts contain are substances, that usually impair the absorption of nutrients in the body and reduce the nutritional value of the food that is consumed.
The contamination of Peanuts can sometimes lead to producing toxic substances called aflatoxin. This results in loss of appetite and yellow discoloration of the eyes leading to jaundice and all the typical signs of liver problems.

One of the most important allergens can be peanuts. Their allergies can be potentially severe and life-threatening. It is advisable for people who are allergic to peanuts and peanut products to avoid them.

Gallbladder issues such as bile duct problems can be a cause of many other unpleasant side effects. You may also experience a sharp, sudden pain on the right side of the abdomen. This happens mainly due to the contractions of the gallbladder. If people have gallstones or crystallized pebbles of bile, they are advised to stay away from Peanuts. While contradictory to this statement, there have been studies showing that the consumption of peanut butter in moderation actually reduces the risk of gallstones by a good 25%. This is because Peanuts have the ability to lower LDL. And a large percentage of gallstones are cholesterol stones, which are linked to high levels of 'bad' cholesterol.

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