Hi Todd. There has been a lot of publicity lately about benefits from Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and, I believe, nuts - but what about peanuts? Even I know that peanuts are not technically considered to be nuts ( in fact, other nuts consider them to be trailer trash ). Seriously though, what's the story? Thanks....Braden
Peanuts do no have omega-3 fatty acid - sorry. The only nuts that have omega-3 are walnuts. Peanuts are high in monounsaturated fat, moderate in polyunsaturated fat and low in saturated fat. Therefore, peanuts have a good mix of unsaturated fats (good fats) and make a healthy, but high-calorie, snack.
You can find some omega-3 fats in canola oil and soybeans, but fish are where the largest amounts of omega-3 are found.
The best fish for omega-3 fatty acids are; Atlantic herring, Atlantic mackerel, sockeye salmon, blue mussels, whiting, rainbow trout and albacore tuna.
Omega-3 oils are polyunsaturated fats that are known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and alpha-linolenic acid. EPA and DHA are known to reduce triglycerides when taken in high doses (always talk with your doctor before using high-dose supplements).
I hope this helps.
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