Category Archives: Peanut

Resveratrol in Foods

Resveratrol is a stilbene polyphenol that is found in red wine. Resveratrol is a component of red grapes, and during the manufacture of wine it passes from the grapes to the wine. Resveratrol is considered a biologically active antioxidant, and … Continue reading

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Raw Versus Roasted Nuts

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Beans, Peas and Lentils: Weight Loss Foods

Pulses are the non-oil seeds of leguminous plants. Pulses that are common in the diet include lentils, chickpeas, beans and dry peas. Pulses have been suggested to aid in weight control, particularly in those who have developed insulin resistance. A … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Lowering Foods: Tree Nuts

Research has identified a number of foods that have the potential to favourably modify plasma cholesterol levels. One group of foods that has consistently shown this ability is the tree nuts. The efficacy of tree nuts to favourably modify plasma … Continue reading

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Nuts and Blood Pressure

Diets high in plant food have been shown to possess beneficial health effects. In particular, data suggests that plant based diets are protective of cardiovascular disease. One aspect of cardiovascular disease that is particularly detrimental is the high blood pressure … Continue reading

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Eczema

Eczema is considered an allergic reaction of the skin, and is often idiopathic in nature. Eczema is characterised by redness, pain, swelling, loss of function and heat, which are the symptoms of inflammation. If eczema is particularly bad and scratching … Continue reading

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Peanut: More Beneficial Effects From Legumes

Peanuts are the seeds of the leguminous plant Arachis hypogaea that belongs to the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family. Because peanuts are used for their oil and are not dried, they are legumes but not pulses (pulses include lentils, beans and … Continue reading

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Anatomy of A Bean: On The Nutritional Composition of Legumes

Legumes or are the fruits or pod of plant belonging to the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family. The seeds within such pods can be harvested and dried, and the resultant product is called a pulse or grain legume. Because they are not … Continue reading

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Legume, Pulses and Grain Legumes: Nomenclature

Leguminous plants are those that belong to the the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family of plants. Leguminous plants produce a number of crops that are important in human and animals nutrition including beans, peas, peanuts, soybeans and alfalfa. Legumes have agricultural … Continue reading

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Oats and Legumes to Control Blood Sugar

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