Saturday, February 16, 2008

Boiled Peanuts


In my native place we get peanuts with shells. My mom used to boil them along with shells. We like to eat boiled peanuts.

When I was eating peanuts in Bisi Belle Bath … I got an idea that why can’t we alone boil peanuts and have. I made an attempt. It was really good to eat boiled peanuts. The taste is as same as which my mom makes with shelled peanuts.
It is a very good evening snack and tasty to eat too.

Nutrition Facts About Peanuts:

High Protein Content – 27% :

Protein is vital for the growth, maintenance and repair of your body’s tissues, and is one of the essential building blocks of all life.

Peanuts beat the pants off most foods in general (and all other snack foods in particular) when it comes to protein content. In fact, they have such a high protein content they are widely used as an alternative to meat in many vegetarian recipes.

Cholesterol Free!:

High cholesterol levels are a major concern for many people. But happily, peanuts are 100% Choleserol-free!

This means you can eat them by the bagful without raising your cholesterol level one jot.

Peanuts are also a great source of mono-saturated oils – which are good oils for humans.

6.4% Dietary Fibre:

Dietary fibre is essential to the smooth functhioning of your body’s waste elimination process – and if you don’t get enough fibre in your diet your body soon blocks up.

Peanuts have 6.4% dietary fibre content so they are very good for your digestion and your bowels.

13 Vitamins and 26 Minerals:

Vitamins? Minerals? Peanuts are a veritable treasure trove of them!

All our South Burnett peanuts contain 13 different vitamins (including A, the B group, C and E) along with 26 essential trace minerals, including calcium and iron.

The only thing they don’t contain is the high cadmium that’s typically found in imported peanuts (which is definitely not good).

Low Salt Content:

Many people are surprised to hear that peanuts have a very low salt content – usually only ¼ mg per 25 gm serve.

Salted peanuts, naturally, have a higher content – but it’s still only about 107 mg per 25 gm serve. This is much lower than most common snack foods such as corn chips and potato chips.

So if Sodium is a concern in your diet, you’ll generally find that you can fafely consume peanuts without any ill effects.

Folate and Antioxidants:

Finally, peanuts possess a natural high folate content, along with vital antioxiadants.

Doctors and nutritionists now recognize that both of these make a vital contribution to human well-being and that antioxidants also tend to slow down the aging process.

Many food manufacturers now put folate into their food products because of its beneficial health effects. But here at the Peanut Van, all the goodness is put in by Mother Nature herself.

Recipe:

Serving for: 2 people.

Ingredients:

Peanuts --- 1 Cup (Rice Cooker Cup) (160 ml)


Water --- 1 Cup (160 ml)
Salt --- 1 tsp (adjust it)

Pre-requisite: Soak peanuts in water for 2 hours.

Process:

Pressure cook peanuts in a cup of salted water for 3 whistles.


Drain the water.
Have them.

3 comments:

  1. hi,this is my first visit to ur blog..
    this post is nice..i haven't get this idea for evening snack..thank u

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