SNACKEX 2007 incorporating the International Peanut Forum June 3-5,2007 Barcelona,Spain

Shelling & Grading
Dried Fruits and Nuts
Renewable Energy Machinery
HF Motorized Spindles
Steel Pipes and Tubes
Quality Control


  Peanut Nutrition  
 Peanuts contain an incredible 26 percent protein. They fulfill approximately 30 percent of a 4-6 year old's and 26 percent of a 7-10 year old's Recommended Daily Allowance per serving. A peanut butter sandwich, an orange and glass of milk provide approximately 75 percent of a 4-6 year old's and 87 percent of a 7-10 year old's daily protein requirement. Protein is a valuable source of energy. Peanuts contain 6 essential vitamins including vitamin E folate, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and vitamin B6. Vitamins are necessary to maintain good health and a strong immune system. Peanuts also contain 7 essential minerals including phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and calcium. Minerals are necessary for cell growth within the body.Peanuts are cholesterol free and low in saturated fat. For all these good reasons, peanuts are often referred to as nutrition in a nutshell.
  Peanuts and essential vitamins  
% RDI In Peanut Products*
Uses in the Body
Vitamin E
Vital antioxidant which protects Vitamin A and the body's cells and tissues from damage. It is important for the immune system and may aid in the prevention of tumor growth.
Niacin 19% Necessary in more than 50 of the body processes, niacin is primarily important in the release of energy from the food that we eat and maintenance of healthy skin, the nervous system and the digestive tract.
Folate 10% Important for development of new cells in the body, particularly during periods of growth and during pregnancy.
Thiamin (B1) 8% Needed to ensure normal functioning of the nervous system, appetite and digestion.
B6 4% Produces and breaks down proteins in the body and manufacturers red blood cells used to transport oxygen in the body.
Riboflavin (B2) 2% Releases energy from the food we eat, helps skin stay healthy and assists in the normal functioning of the eye.
  Peanuts and essential minerals  
% RDI In Peanut Products*
Uses in the Body
Magnesium 12% Important in the building of bones and teeth, creation of protein, transmission of nerve impulses and maintenance of body temperature.
Copper 10% Important for the formation of hemoglobin, health of bones, blood vessels and nerves.
Phosphorous 10% Component of all soft tissues that is fundamental to growth, maintenance and repair of bones and teeth.
Potassium 10% Needed to ensure water balance in the body and in the creation of protein. It also helps release energy from nutrients and aids in nerve impulse transmission.
Zinc 6% Aids in the formation of protein, wound healing, blood formation, taste perception, appetite, night vision and general growth and maintenance of all tissues.
Iron 4% Aids in the transport and distribution of oxygen in the body's cells.
Calcium 2% Needed for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.

*based on 1 ounce serving dry roasted peanuts
  Peanuts contain mostly unsaturated fat  
Food (serving size)
Saturated Fat
Total Fat
Peanuts (1 ounce)
2.0 g
14 g
Peanut Butter (2 TBS)
2.5 g
14 g
Potato Chips (1 ounce)
3.0 g
10 g
Egg Salad (3 ounces)
4.0 g
19 g
American Cheese (1 ounce)
5.6 g
9 g
Hamburger (3.5 ounces)
7.0 g
17 g

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