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I found raw peanuts at my local Hannaford - Hampton Farms brand (green & clear bag). I found that, at first, I didn't like the taste (I LOVE SALT!!!), but the more I ate them, the more I loved them. I tried roasted/salted ones again recently and they tasted like bad peanut butter to me. I've been eating them for a month & a half now... gone through 3-4 bags (i eat 1/2-1 cup every late morning as a protein/fat snack @ work)... and I have had no ill effects. I love them dearly... hate when I run out of them!!!
Peanuts have a very low amount of anything toxic in them, much too low for it to affect our bodies. It's the leaves of the plant the peanuts grow on that really hold the unsafe toxins but unless you eat those you have nothing to worry about. Raw peanuts are perfectly fine.
Raw nuts of any type are okay to eat.. Catch 29 is most people dislike their taste natural and raw.. Many people are attracted to the salt, if given a raw nut they pass it up as not eatable.. It takes longer to chew and is not crunchy.. I used to eat them raw as my dad grew them, I love raw peanuts they are hard to find still in their shells out of season..
I know this is a very specific question, but as i'm always looking to incorporate more protein into my diet, I've turned to nuts. I have always believed raw peanuts were toxic, and they needed to be roasted before eating. But after picking up a bag of peanuts a few weeks back from my local farmers market which hadn't been marked as raw, and turning them into home made peanut butter- and suffering no ill affects, I'm curious as to whether it would be safe to do so again. Or did I just got lucky. does anyone know?
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