Friday, March 25, 2011

Peanut Skins High in Resveratrol

The skins of peanuts contain high levels of resveratrol, the bioactive compound associated with red wine and the “French paradox,” according to a University of Georgia food scientist. “Resveratrol is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease and has anti-aging, -cancer and –inflammatory factors,” says Anna Resurreccion of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

After red wine, red grape juice and dark chocolate, roasted peanuts are one of the important sources of resveratrol. And when consumed with skins, they provide about three times more resveratrol compared to peanuts with the skins removed.

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