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Peanuts? Good/Bad/Why?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 07, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am new to Paleo, and need some more information on peanuts. I have been to several websites, all which contain varying information on peanuts.

Are peanuts considered Paleo? If not, why are they bad?

I really appreciate any and all information that can be provided.

Thank you.

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on May 02, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Cashew butter is delicious, too :)

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on November 08, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Try almond butter Dani. It's pretty good : ) So's coconut butter.

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on November 07, 2012
at 10:30 PM

I didn't say whether we should eat them or not, I just explained why they aren't Paleo. Every person should make their own diet decisions, but they aren't Paleo, and it's because they're legumes. And Danielle, I've been Paleo for a while now, and I'm still learning, too. :)

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on November 07, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Just because they are legumes doesn't mean we shouldn't eat them.

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Miked, thank you! The post you linked to me really helped. Especially the explanations of the possible aflotoxin contamination.

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:15 PM

CD, thank you for your response. I do not eat a great deal of peanuts/peanut butter, and if I do, they are organic. I am just trying to obtain as much information as possible to weigh whether or not to give up peanut products and find a a tasty alternative.

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:02 PM

If you type peanut into the search bar in the upper right of the screen, you can see several posts on this topic.

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Crowbar, thank you. This is my first time on Paleohacks. I am new to Paleo, and still very much learning.

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on November 07, 2012
at 04:50 PM

I think there's some selective perception that goes on with peanuts. They're not great IMO, but the fact that they're a legume seems to make people unilaterally dismiss them, even though most of the arguments against peanuts apply to many nuts/seeds as well (e.g. omega-6, phytic acid, aflatoxin).

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Peanuts are legumes -- sure. But should a botantical classification that was invented by man be considered infallible?

For me, peas, string beans, peanuts -- all of which are legumes -- do not pose a problem for me, and I consume them.

However, nuts and seeds are dangerous for me -- lots of calories -- so they do not make a big portion of my diet.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:15 PM

CD, thank you for your response. I do not eat a great deal of peanuts/peanut butter, and if I do, they are organic. I am just trying to obtain as much information as possible to weigh whether or not to give up peanut products and find a a tasty alternative.

Medium avatar

(310)

on November 08, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Try almond butter Dani. It's pretty good : ) So's coconut butter.

4f828fd11d2d1d595a1653baa5e3e77b

(421)

on May 02, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Cashew butter is delicious, too :)

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:28 PM

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Miked, thank you! The post you linked to me really helped. Especially the explanations of the possible aflotoxin contamination.

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on November 07, 2012
at 04:52 PM

They are legumes, and legumes are not Paleo. There are lots of articles here, I will not regurgitate them.

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on November 07, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Crowbar, thank you. This is my first time on Paleohacks. I am new to Paleo, and still very much learning.

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on November 07, 2012
at 10:30 PM

I didn't say whether we should eat them or not, I just explained why they aren't Paleo. Every person should make their own diet decisions, but they aren't Paleo, and it's because they're legumes. And Danielle, I've been Paleo for a while now, and I'm still learning, too. :)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 07, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Just because they are legumes doesn't mean we shouldn't eat them.

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on May 02, 2013
at 02:35 AM

I am a peanut butter lover by nature, but I was just turned onto sunflower butter, and wow, is it delicious. I prefer it to peanut butter actually, and like it much more than almond butter.

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on April 19, 2013
at 02:04 AM

They do have higher fat content than other legumes and even though it's not an optimal profile, I would say they are more "paleo-like" than other legumes.

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