Everyone loves delicious creamy food, and one of such foods is groundnut paste. Groundnut paste is also known as peanut butter. In Nigeria is called Ose Oji, Okwo Ose or Okwu Oji. It is not just creamy, delicious and a wonderful dessert, it is a also a very healthy food. In this article you will get to find out the many health benefits of groundnut paste or peanut butter.
Groundnut paste is usually eaten with garden egg, cucumbers and bread. It is made from roasted groundnuts.
Health Benefits Of Groundnut Paste
Like I stated, groundnut paste is a healthy food, highly nutritious and rich in proteins, carbohydrates, monounsaturated fatty acids, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamin, manganese and vitamin E. Below are dome really great benefits you derive from groundnut paste.
1. Excellent source of vitamins
Groundnut paste is definitely an excellent source of vitamins. It is especially rich in vitamin A, C and E. Vitamin A improves your vision, vitamin C boosts your immune system and vitamin E helps in destroying complex fatty acids that might cause arterial blockage.
2. High dietary fiber
Groundnut paste is also rich in dietary fiber. 100g of groundnut paste should contain about 16g of dietary fiber. The body needs this type of dietary fiber to function properly. A good amount of dietary fiber also prevents you from being constipated.
3. Promotes growth
Groundnut paste is very rich in protein. It contains about 30g of protein in 100g of groundnut paste. And as might already know, protein is good for repairing worn out tissues and building of muscles. That’s why they ate great for your kids.
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