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SunFood Raw Organic Jungle Peanuts -- 8 oz


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SunFood Raw Organic Jungle Peanuts -- 8 oz

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SunFood Raw Organic Jungle Peanuts Description

  • Delicious & Nutritious Amazonian Snack
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • USDA Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
  • Raw

Certified Organic Jungle Peanuts

Discovered deep within the rainforests of the Amazon, wild jungle peanuts are an heirloom peanut variety that have the most pure, rich peanut flavor you can experience. This is the true, original form of the peanut—as opposed to the more commonly grown peanuts that have been hybridized to contain higher amounts of oil and sugar than their wild counterparts. A good source of magnesium, phosphorus and manganese, these wild jungle peanuts also contain all nine essential amino acids making them a source of complete protein.

 

The Sunfood Difference™

Our raw, organic, non-GMO wild Jungle Peanuts are cultivated in a pristine region of the Amazon jungle by the Shuar people. Unlike most store-bought nuts, our wild peanuts contain no added salt, oil, sugar, or preservatives. They're also more appealing to your eyes and your palate; with a rich golden color and dark brown stripes. these beautiful heirloom peanuts have a delicate flavor that's smooth, earthy and aromatic.


Directions

Suggested Use: Toss Jungle peanuts in trail mixes, salads, smoothies or enjoy straight out of bag!
Free Of
Gluten and GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 oz (28 g)
Servings per Container: 8
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories170*
Calories from Fat120*
Total Fat13 g20%
   Saturated Fat2.5 g12%
   Trans Fat0 g*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium10 mg0%
Potassium178 mg5%
Total Carbohydrates4 g1%
   Dietary Fiber2 g8%
   Sugars2 g*
Protein8 g*
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium2%
Iron6%
Phosphorus10%
Magnesium13%
Zinc9%
Manganese27%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Certified organic raw jungle peanuts. Contains Peanuts

Caution / Allergen Statement: Packaged in a gluten free facility. May contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.

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Make Quick Improvements to Your Diet Using the Glycemic Index

Do you love to munch on pretzels, or sink your teeth into warm chocolate chip cookies? If so, buckle up: You are in for a roller coaster ride that can negatively impact your health.

Such treats – which are rich in processed carbohydrates and sugars – rank high on the glycemic index, a tool used by nutritionists and others to categorize foods based on how quickly they cause blood sugar levels to rise.

Woman Holding Assorted Berries Low on Glycemic Index in Cupped Hands | Vitacost.com/blog

Foods near the top of the glycemic index are quickly digested and absorbed, triggering a spike in blood sugar. This leads to the "boom-and-bust" energy cycle familiar to millions of people who snack often.

"High-glycemic carbs typically result in that quick spike of energy -- and then that drop," says Molly Kimball, a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics at the Ochsner Fitness Center in New Orleans.

"When we drop, we look for more of that pick-me-up," she adds.

The result can be overeating, weight gain and other health problems. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels and nerves, eventually leading to ailments such as heart disease, kidney disease and nerve issues.

Foods that rank high on the glycemic index

Using the glycemic index to monitor food intake can help curb this negative cycle. The index ranks foods from zero to 100 based on how rapidly they cause blood sugar levels to rise.

To measure this value, people are given a serving of food containing 50 grams of carbohydrates, minus the fiber. Then, their blood glucose levels are monitored over the next two hours, Kimball says.

Processed foods often have high glycemic index rankings. For example, pretzels come with a glycemic index reading of 83. Chocolate chip cookies rate a 64.

However, some healthful foods also have elevated glycemic index rankings. A baked potato with the skin gets a sky-high 98 out of 100 on the glycemic index.

By contrast, foods that rank low on the glycemic index are digested and absorbed more slowly. This keeps blood sugar levels in check. Foods in this category tend to be rich in fiber, protein and fat.

Examples of such foods and their glycemic index ranking include:

  • Apples -- 28
  • Greek-style yogurt -- 11
  • Peanuts -- 7

There are rare times – such as after a high-intensity workout – when eating a food that ranks high on the glycemic index might be beneficial, as it can aid in muscle recovery, Kimball says. But generally, people should choose lower-glycemic alternatives.

"For the most part, when we're behind the wheel of a car or behind a desk, we don't need that rapid release of energy," Kimball says.

Simple ways to reduce the glycemic impact of food

Kimball cautions that foods lower on the glycemic index are not necessarily healthful in themselves. In fact, they can have portion sizes and calorie counts similar to their high-glycemic counterparts.

So, you must make healthful choices if you want the full benefit of a low-glycemic diet. Such choices might include eating whole-grain bread instead of white bread.

"That is automatically going to get you a few notches lower on the glycemic index," Kimball says.

Certain fruits also are especially good choices in terms of their glycemic impact.

"Berries are my preferred fruit, because almost all berries are lower on the glycemic index scale," Kimball says.

You also can blunt the impact of a high-glycemic food by pairing it with other food choices. One example might be eating a baked potato with foods rich in protein.

"If you have that white potato in a vacuum, it's going to have a very different effect than if you had it with lean steak and broccoli," Kimball says.

Sticking to low-glycemic foods has other benefits. Such a diet also leaves you feeling full for longer periods of time, which might keep you from overeating and gaining weight.

Research also has found that low-glycemic diets help people with type 2 diabetes improve insulin resistance, and lower glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

And Kimball notes that simply avoiding high-glycemic foods can be the first step in an overall pattern of more healthful behaviors.

"It can kind of feel like you are turning that ship in the right direction," she says.

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