How to Roast Peanuts?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Roasted peanuts

Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats and are one of the perfect allies of a healthy heart. They have a rich set of nutrients such as vitamin E, niacin, folic acid, protein and manganese. In addition, peanuts provide the body with phenolic antioxidant and resveratrol, which are found in red grapes and red wine.

Not only do peanuts contain folic acid, a healthy fat found in olive oil, but new research shows that these delicious nuts are as rich in antioxidants, like most fruit.

Roasted peanuts are the first rival in terms of antioxidant content of blackberries and strawberries and are far richer in them than apples, carrots or beetroot.

A study conducted by a team from the University of Florida after a series of experiments and studies found that roasting peanuts increased the content of antioxidants in them by 22 percent.

Resveratrol is a flavonoid, this nutrient improves blood flow to the brain, which reduces the risk of stroke by 30 percent.

It stimulates and releases nitric oxide molecules in the lining of blood vessels, which signal the surrounding muscles to relax and so they expand and blood flow increases.

They are not only good for health, but there is nothing more tempting than the aroma of freshly roasted peanuts. They, along with walnuts and other similar nuts, are a bit "capricious" when it comes to roasting, but they're still not that hard to handle.

Roasting peanuts requires preparation before putting them in the oven. The first thing you need to do is lightly moisten the raw peanuts.

Then in a bowl mix a little flour and salt and sprinkle the moist peanuts. Stir well. The flour will help the salt to stick better on their surface.

Place the peanuts in a preheated oven at 150 degrees, by stirring occasionally. In about twenty minutes you will have roasted the peanuts, which you will recognize not only by the tempting aroma, but also by the slightly changed color of their skin.

Read more about the benefits of peanut butter.