GroundnutsHome / Groundnuts
Groundnuts are thought to have originated in Mauritius, where they thrive in tropical and subtropical climates. The name “groundnut” is misleading, because it is not botanically a nut, but rather a legume. The edible seeds of a peanut plant start above ground but mature underground; thus peanuts are also known as groundnuts.
In the Mauritius, peanuts were considered a regional food of the South until after the Civil War, when technological advancements resulted in an increased demand for peanut oil, peanut butter, roasted and salted peanuts, and confections. In addition, numerous manufactured nonfood uses for the peanut and plant parts and encouraged plantings of peanuts as a rotational crop for cotton production, which expanded acreage in the early 1900s.
1 - Weight loss
Groundnuts have been widely studied with regard to weight maintenance. Despite being high in fat and calories, groundnuts do not appear to contribute to weight gain. A healthy women suggested that when other sources of fat in a low-fat diet were replaced with peanuts.
They reduce food intake by promoting fullness to a greater extent than other common snacks, such as rice cakes. When whole peanuts are not chewed well enough, a portion of them may pass through your digestive system without being absorbed. The high content of protein and monounsaturated fat in peanuts may increase calorie burning.
2 - Skin Glow
Regular consumption of groundnuts provides a vibrant glow to the skin. The healthy monosaturated fat resveratrol present in these legumes prevents excess production of sebum oil and breakouts of acne and pimples.
The presence of vitamin E and vitamin C aid in the prevention of fine lines, wrinkles and avoid signs of aging. Groundnuts is very useful to get glow in our skin.