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What is the nutritional value of peanuts?

Though not strictly a nut (they are, in fact, a legume), peanuts contain more protein than tree nuts. They also contain resveratrol -- a potent antioxidant with potential cancer-fighting properties. Though high in healthy unsaturated fats, some peanuts have been cultivated for even higher levels of monounsaturated fat, which may raise levels of HDL and reduce the risk of clogged arteries.

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