Our expert says:
Peanuts are sold raw or roasted. The raw peanuts are much paler and do not have a shiny appearance like the roasted peanuts. The shiny appearance is due to the oil the peanuts are roasted in. All nuts, including peanuts are excellent foods, being rich in plant protein, B vitamins and monounsaturated fats (these are the "good" fats that help to lower blood cholesterol), but all nuts have a high energy content. For example, peanuts contain 2431 kJ per 100g, so you would need to limit your intake to about 30g portions and not eat them every day if you are trying to lose weight.
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