Researchers: Boiled Peanuts Good for Health
October - 29 - 2007
Researchers, led by Alabama A&M University's Department of Food and Animal Sciences Chairman Lloyd Walker, have determined that phytochemicals in peanuts act as antioxidants and safeguard cells against diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. To preserve the phytochemicals, Walker says boiling the peanuts is better than eating them raw, dry, or oil-roasted. In a study to be published in the Oct. 31 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers note that the phytochemicals are released when the nuts come into contact with water and heat.
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