Everything you need to know about peanuts

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1. Nuts are healthiest when are in their raw form. The reason is that over 15% of the healthy oils are lost in the roasting process.

2. Studies show that people who eat nuts regularly live 2-3 years longer than those who don’t.

3. Nut allergy is among the most common food allergies in the world.

4. Peanuts account for two-thirds of all nuts consumed in the US.

5. There is a fear related to peanut butter called Arachibutyrophobia, meaning getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

6. Peanuts aren’t technically nuts. They actually belong to the legume family and are therefore related to beans, lentils, and soy.

7. Peanuts not only taste good but are also rich in protein, fat and various other healthy nutrients. Plus, they can help in weight loss.

8. Peanuts are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.