Peanut butter: properties and benefits


Peanuts are rich in vegetable proteins, like all legumes.

They have a high content of mono and poly unsaturated fats, i.e. good fats, oleic acid and linoleic acid. They contain minerals such as manganese, magnesium and iron, and B vitamins, in particular B12, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6, and vitamin E.

Finally, peanuts contain folate and some amino acids (aspartic acid and glutamic acid, alanine, arginine, cystine, glycine, phenylalanine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, proline, methionine, serine, tyrosine, tryptophan, valine and threonine)

They are a very caloric food, but without cholesterol, and energizing, useful as a tonic after prolonged efforts.

What are the benefits of peanut butter?

  • It is a naturally caloric tonic;

  • It is a source of vitamins and amino acids, which makes it a perfect food to integrate into vegan and vegetarian diets;

  • It is rich in protein, and for this reason it is a very suitable food for athletes

  • Contributes to the balance of the so-called good and bad HDL / LDL cholesterol;

  • Ensures the health of the cardiovascular system:

  • It is a natural antioxidant, thanks to its folate content, and moderate use helps to counteract cellular aging.

In the United States it is among the most consumed foods in the diet and in recent years, it has also conquered Italy. Peanut butter can be used in place of butter for both cooking and raw. It is very useful in high-calorie breakfasts and snacks, and as a base for desserts. Its combination of fiber and protein greatly increases the sense of satiety. This sensation makes you feel full and prevents you from eating for many hours afterwards.

We at EsseLife have recently added peanut butter to our products. Come and visit the shop and try it !!!