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Peanut

Peanuts are a great source of nutrition. They can be abundantly utilized especially in a country like India which is one of the leading producers of peanut but ironically also has largest counts of malnourished population. Peanut allergies are comparatively less prevalent in India. Peanut is used amongst many traditional dishes in the country through the schemes of Mid-day meal and on the lines of plumpy nut, the under nourished can be feed and the double burden of malnutrition and obesity can be reduced. Thus Organizational initiatives and greater commercialization of peanut products can be taken as a dual approach to build a healthy population. It is clear that there is a huge scope for the commercialization of peanut products and the market trends look extremely positive owing to all the above mentioned factors. Also, there is a greater need of spreading awareness that peanut can prevent undesired supplementations through non dietary sources on regular consumption in Indians, particularly. Peanuts and most other nuts are generally considered healthful and nutritious foods, as long as they aren't drenched in salt. Nuts are high in protein and low in dangerous fats but they are also high in calories, so they should be eaten in moderation. Good news for peanut-lovers: the American Heart Associated has given its Heart-Check Mark to two varieties of Planters Peanuts -- the lightly-salted and no-salt versions. The Heart-Check Mark identifies heart-healthy foods. "For years, Planters fans have enjoyed our peanuts for their delicious taste," said Peter Cotter, senior brand manager for Planters. "While many of our Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts have always been heart healthy, we are now recognized by a respected and well-known authority committed to heart health."

Peanut