Peanuts are rich in energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals such as copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. They are rich in B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B-6. The niacin contributes to brain health and blood flow to brain. Peanuts contain sufficient levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially oleic acid. It helps to lower bad cholesterol level and increases good cholesterol level in the blood.