It is peanut season down here and that means boiled peanuts, one of my favorite foods. I have gotten mixed messages about peanuts and I was wondering what people thought.
On the plus side boiled peanuts are made fresh, the green peanuts you use have to be no more then a week or two old and it is typical to see them boiled the same day next to the field they grew in (roadside stands being the usual way to get some).
On the minus they are peanuts and fairly nutrient dense.
complete knuckleheads. great source of fiber, antioxidants,vitamin E and cholesterol reducing fats. If you boil your own you don't have to use much salt or any at all if you prefer. Fresh boiled peanuts are sweet when not over salted.
And also they are boiled with HUGE amounts of salt to make them palatable. Down here in GA where I am from we always get them on the way to the beach, it is a bit of a tradition here. I had some yesterday but am paying for it today : (