The Peanut Institute is launching a 30/30 Peanut Challenge, 30 days when Americans are encouraged to incorporate 30 peanuts or two tablespoons of peanut butter into their daily diet.
“Studies in the United States and around the world have found that eating peanuts regularly has been associated with a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Peanut consumption has also been shown to deliver positive effects throughout the entire body and improve overall life expectancy,” said Dr. Samara Sterling, director of research for The Peanut Institute.
Peanuts are an important part of the diet in countries where the Peanut Innovation Lab works. Not only is the food a great source of protein, with 14 grams of power-packed plant protein, peanuts are economical and environmentally sustainable.