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Old 06-16-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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Because I eat 2 lbs of boiled peanuts a week.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Why???
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Define "good for me."
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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is that 2 pounds shelled or unshelled?
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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is that 2 pounds shelled or unshelled?
I've never seen unshelled boiled peanuts.
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:20 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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They are very high in protein and other nutrients. Very healthful.
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:32 PM
 
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Because I eat 2 lbs of boiled peanuts a week.


Peanuts are known to have high levels of alfatoxin and should be consumed in limited quantities.

FDA warns public on peanuts bearing cancer causing fungus | Inquirer News

https://danmurphydc.com/Aflatoxin.peanuts.pdf
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Peanuts are known to have high levels of alfatoxin and should be consumed in limited quantities.

FDA warns public on peanuts bearing cancer causing fungus | Inquirer News

https://danmurphydc.com/Aflatoxin.peanuts.pdf
Just doing a quick google seach provides very little information about this from legitimate health or news sources. There's a lot of hysteria from questionable sites.

The National Cancer Institute says: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/...ces/aflatoxins

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You can reduce your aflatoxin exposure by buying only major commercial brands of nuts and nut butters and by discarding nuts that look moldy, discolored, or shriveled. To help minimize risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tests foods that may contain aflatoxins, such as peanuts and peanut butter. To date, no outbreak of human illness caused by aflatoxins has been reported in the United States, but such outbreaks have occurred in some developing countries.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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The biggest problem with boiled peanuts would likely be the salt content.

A cup of shelled peanuts is about 1.4g of sodium.

They're high in fat, but good fats.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Because I eat 2 lbs of boiled peanuts a week.
I am sure they will not hurt you but OMG, I think they are gross. Driving from CA to Wash Dc with my teen son many years ago we spent a night in Al.I think it was our first encounter with boiled peanuts. All we could think was, if this was what southern cooking tasted like we move back to Ca and let spoiled brat commute for the 7 years he was there. Thank God we later found many southern dishes we really enjoyed.

BTW: I don't think I would be concerned about the salt content, depending on where you got the peanuts or if you boiled them yourself they may not be hight in sodium.
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