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Boiled Peanuts yea or nea

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 31, 2011 at 4:16 PM

It is peanut season down here and that means boiled peanuts, one of my favorite foods. I have gotten mixed messages about peanuts and I was wondering what people thought.

On the plus side boiled peanuts are made fresh, the green peanuts you use have to be no more then a week or two old and it is typical to see them boiled the same day next to the field they grew in (roadside stands being the usual way to get some).

On the minus they are peanuts and fairly nutrient dense.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on February 13, 2013
at 11:07 PM

nothing in my answer is particularly untrue. it still stands. however, i do understand where you are coming from. i have relaxed my stance of legumes. we still soak for 36 hours and crockpot them, but i don't think legumes are as bad as some would have others believe. cheers.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on February 13, 2013
at 11:06 PM

thhq then just go ahead and laugh if you need to. don't hold back :)

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:16 PM

One way to cure yourself is to eat a few cold a day later, out of a used styrofoam coffee cup.

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:12 PM

It gets harder and harder to keep from laughing at this nonsense. What started out as a reasonable pushback against modern over consumption of starch and vegetable oils became a food fetish religion. How much does a legume shorten a person's life? The nation of Japan has the highest longevity in the world eating soy with impunity. If not longevity then what? Quality of one's bowel movements?

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:05 PM

Naughty legume eater...you're on the slippery slope to veganism...

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on November 12, 2011
at 01:49 PM

As grenadine said, no one gets out of here alive...live a little.

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on October 29, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Peanuts aren't so bad. Rice isn't so bad either. Potatoes should be alright if I don't eat the peals. Keep making changes and exceptions and before long, how Paleo are you? Really? Do you count it as a cheat or do you consider peanuts part of your 80%. Maybe if you eat more meat, vegetables and fruit, you won't feel the desire to eat the non-Paleo foods.

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on October 15, 2011
at 02:43 PM

so. good. I had them when I went to Charleston and I'm still thinking about them!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on May 31, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Also in Georgia, and I'll cheat with some boiled peanuts, because damn it they are delicious.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on May 31, 2011
at 06:55 PM

no problem. i learned something new today then.

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on May 31, 2011
at 06:38 PM

Sorry about that, it is a common name vs actual preparation thing.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on May 31, 2011
at 06:25 PM

ok but yor question says boiled peanuts. i don't understand.

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:18 PM

That sounds like a good plan!

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:07 PM

No one I know actually boils peanuts, they are usually just tossed in to a crockpot or left on warm, if you boil them, they are not sweet anymore.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on May 31, 2011
at 04:47 PM

yes it can increase the flavonoids but 212 degrees and even hotter is way too much heat for a legume with 25-30% pufa. you don't need to find an article that discusses the pufa content of peanuts specifically. o6 pufa in general is fragile already, and you want to limit your intake. but the pufa cannot withstand the boiling temperature. if you eat a handful... will you die on the spot. no certainly not. no more than people will die on the spot when they eat a big piece of cheesecake or a 44oz pepsi or a bag of chips fried in corn oil. but i still give boiled peanuts a red flag, personally.

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on May 31, 2011
at 04:35 PM

*nod* I forgot other people don't eat legumes, I do in moderation since they don't seem to upset my body, but not terribly often. I will just lay off of the other legumes during peanut season :)

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on May 31, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Hum you got me interested in the differences in processing, but I can't find anything that, in abstract form, addresses PUFA, just this http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17924703 which seems to indicate that boiling preserves more of the flavonoids and polyphenols

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on May 31, 2011
at 04:28 PM

i say eat 'em if they don't make you feel bad.. but y'know, the "rule" is: No Legumes.

i haven't eaten peanuts for years b/c of pesticide levels. but babe, you only live once - eat some this week and then wait 'til next year to do it again.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on May 31, 2011
at 04:35 PM

*nod* I forgot other people don't eat legumes, I do in moderation since they don't seem to upset my body, but not terribly often. I will just lay off of the other legumes during peanut season :)

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on May 31, 2011
at 05:18 PM

That sounds like a good plan!

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on October 29, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Peanuts aren't so bad. Rice isn't so bad either. Potatoes should be alright if I don't eat the peals. Keep making changes and exceptions and before long, how Paleo are you? Really? Do you count it as a cheat or do you consider peanuts part of your 80%. Maybe if you eat more meat, vegetables and fruit, you won't feel the desire to eat the non-Paleo foods.

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

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on November 12, 2011
at 01:49 PM

As grenadine said, no one gets out of here alive...live a little.

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on February 13, 2013
at 04:49 PM

complete knuckleheads. great source of fiber, antioxidants,vitamin E and cholesterol reducing fats. If you boil your own you don't have to use much salt or any at all if you prefer. Fresh boiled peanuts are sweet when not over salted.

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on February 13, 2013
at 05:05 PM

Naughty legume eater...you're on the slippery slope to veganism...

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on February 14, 2013
at 12:24 AM

YAYAYAYAYAY!

I mean, they're not Paleo at all, but omg so yummy. I eat them a few times a summer. I don't particularly care for peanuts any other way and a few times a year certainly won't kill me.

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on May 31, 2011
at 09:23 PM

I loooooove boiled peanuts. I'm glad I can't find them in New England or I'd have a hard time convincing myself out of buying them.

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on May 31, 2011
at 08:05 PM

And also they are boiled with HUGE amounts of salt to make them palatable. Down here in GA where I am from we always get them on the way to the beach, it is a bit of a tradition here. I had some yesterday but am paying for it today : (

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on May 31, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Also in Georgia, and I'll cheat with some boiled peanuts, because damn it they are delicious.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on February 13, 2013
at 05:16 PM

One way to cure yourself is to eat a few cold a day later, out of a used styrofoam coffee cup.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on May 31, 2011
at 04:22 PM

absolutely not. a big fat NO on boiled peanuts.

you are boiling way too much PUFA, damaging it for sure.

also, peanuts are still legumes, which come naturally packed with a host of unpleasant things.

See this discussion here for more info.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 31, 2011
at 06:55 PM

no problem. i learned something new today then.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on May 31, 2011
at 06:38 PM

Sorry about that, it is a common name vs actual preparation thing.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on May 31, 2011
at 05:07 PM

No one I know actually boils peanuts, they are usually just tossed in to a crockpot or left on warm, if you boil them, they are not sweet anymore.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 31, 2011
at 04:47 PM

yes it can increase the flavonoids but 212 degrees and even hotter is way too much heat for a legume with 25-30% pufa. you don't need to find an article that discusses the pufa content of peanuts specifically. o6 pufa in general is fragile already, and you want to limit your intake. but the pufa cannot withstand the boiling temperature. if you eat a handful... will you die on the spot. no certainly not. no more than people will die on the spot when they eat a big piece of cheesecake or a 44oz pepsi or a bag of chips fried in corn oil. but i still give boiled peanuts a red flag, personally.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on May 31, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Hum you got me interested in the differences in processing, but I can't find anything that, in abstract form, addresses PUFA, just this http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17924703 which seems to indicate that boiling preserves more of the flavonoids and polyphenols

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 31, 2011
at 06:25 PM

ok but yor question says boiled peanuts. i don't understand.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on February 13, 2013
at 05:12 PM

It gets harder and harder to keep from laughing at this nonsense. What started out as a reasonable pushback against modern over consumption of starch and vegetable oils became a food fetish religion. How much does a legume shorten a person's life? The nation of Japan has the highest longevity in the world eating soy with impunity. If not longevity then what? Quality of one's bowel movements?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on February 13, 2013
at 11:07 PM

nothing in my answer is particularly untrue. it still stands. however, i do understand where you are coming from. i have relaxed my stance of legumes. we still soak for 36 hours and crockpot them, but i don't think legumes are as bad as some would have others believe. cheers.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on February 13, 2013
at 11:06 PM

thhq then just go ahead and laugh if you need to. don't hold back :)

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