ANNA V.A. RESURRECCION, JOCELYN M. SALES, INNA POTREBKO, MARIA LEONORA LOTIS DL. FRANCISCO,

HENRY L. HITCHCOCK

Backed by scientific evidence related to health and disease prevention, peanuts have emerged as a major functional food. In the past, peanuts were erroneously perceived as unhealthy due to their high fat content. However, research findings have elevated the image of peanuts, which contain numerous functional and health-promoting compounds, including arginine, monounsaturated oleic and other polyunsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and minerals—magnesium, copper, pot…

Peanuts Bioactive Food in a Shell


Figure 1. Total phenolics of roasted peanuts with skins compared with other known rich food sources.

Figure 2. ORAC of peanuts compared to other known rich food sources.


Figure 3. Resveratrol concentration of peanuts compared to other known rich food sources.

Figure 4. Flavanols concentration of peanuts compared to other known rich food sources.

Figure 5. Phytosterol concentration of peanuts compared to other known rich food sources.


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