It’s no secret: Canadians love peanuts! Did you know… the average Canadian consumes nearly three kilograms of peanuts and peanut butter per year, and 9 out of 10 Canadians report they have peanuts or peanut butter in their home?
(Waving both arms in the air over here.)
I totally get the peanut love, because when it comes to nutrition, the peanut packs a powerful punch. Just one serving (1 oz.) is chock full of protein, fibre, healthy fats and essential vitamins and minerals recommended daily in Canada’s food guide. On top of that, recent research shows that eating peanuts in moderation can help to keep your heart healthy. They contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat and are naturally 100% cholesterol-free.
Are you #Nuts4Peanuts? You won’t want to miss our Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 14th at 12:00pm EDT. We’ll celebrate the wide-“spread” love of peanuts and peanut butter, share recipes, nutritional tips and more!
Have questions? We have answers! Dietitian and nutrition writer @SueMahRD will join the chat to share good eats, nutrition trends, and fascinating food facts. And of course we’ll have prizes – 5 grocery gift cards and a BONUS surprise!
RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you tomorrow afternoon!
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