Here’s one for our peanut lovers: Five fans will win a Planters Peanut Prize Pack—each consisting of five jars of assorted dry roasted peanuts—a $25 value!
Harness the Power of the Peanut for yourself—enter to win a Planters Peanut Prize Pack.
If you’re a regular AFH reader, you know that we are nuts about nuts. And yes, we know that peanuts are not really nuts, but legumes. Honestly though, I think most of us group peanuts in with tree nuts when we’re thinking about nuts and discussing them nutritionally. So, now to the peanuts..
When I was growing up in Michigan, my father always kept a jar of peanuts in the house for his own snacking pleasure. Sometimes we kids got some, but mostly they were his and we all knew it. Dad knew a good snack! Peanuts, like most nuts, contain a slew of nutrients (vitamins and minerals, along with fiber and healthy phytonutrients), which means they are a nutrient-dense food. They are filling, too, so for the calories, you could do a lot worse than reach for peanuts at snack-time. Here are some peanut facts for your consideration:
- Nuts per 1 -ounce serving: 30
- Calories: 170
- Protein: 7 grams (more than other nuts!)
- Fat: 14 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Saturated Fat: 2 grams
A note about the fat in peanuts: Yep, peanuts are high in fat—that’s a fact of life with nuts in general, so portion control is necessary. However, most of the fat in peanuts is the more healthful, unsaturated kind. Replacing saturated fats in our diets with unsaturated ones is a heart-healthy move suggested in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
If you’re looking for more info on peanuts, check out the micro-website that Planters created (PowerofthePeanut.com). It’s entertaining and also informative. For more complete nutrition info check out the regular Planters website. (The ads around this campaign are funny, too, in case you’re interested in checking out Mr. Peanut as a life coach in a Planters commercial on YouTube.)
Ready to try and win some Planters peanuts? Five lucky folks will win 5 jars of Planters peanuts (a selection) each; here’s how to enter:
First, make sure you’ve signed up for sign-up for our newsletter, and be sure to “Like” Mr. Peanut on Facebook , too. Then leave us a comment below (not on Facebook please) telling us what peanuts give you the power to do (climb mountains, swim laps, just make it to 5 pm without raiding the vending machine at work?). Enter by Sunday, Sep. 15, midnight EST .
And don’t forget to tell us where you’ve shared this contest or any AFH content on your social media. We like that. Open to US residents only please. All AFH Terms and Conditions apply.
View a Planters promotion here: http://www.youtube.