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A species of legume, Arachis hypogaea, which is high in protein, energy and nutritional value, and rich in niacin, antioxidants, resveratrol and coenzyme Q10.
Peanuts are a very common cause of foreign-body aspirates, and represent about 10% of all symptomatic foreign material retrieved by endoscopy of children.
Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergy; 150/year die in the US from food allergies.

Peanuts contain oxalates that can crystallise in the form of kidney and gallstones, and should be avoided by those with kidney or gallbladder disease.
Peanuts are susceptible to mould and the frequently occurring presence of aflatoxin produced by Aspergillus flavus.
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An oily herb of the legume family, Arachis hypogaea, whose seeds are consumed for their nutritional value and whose oil, derived from the seeds, is used in cooking.
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Q. does being allergic to peanuts mean you can’t eat peanuts as a whole nut? Or should you avoid spreads, cookies, cornflakes etc. as well.

A. people allergic to peanuts are, most of the times, a very severely allergic people. it has an astounding reaction that can lead to death because of specks of peanuts in a cookie.

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Na hesitacao do heroi entre seguir o caminho dos pais (a militancia politica, as balas) e o desejo amoroso (o namoro com Maria, o amendoim com chocolate).
Acido Graxo (%) Fonte do Palmitico Estearico Oleico Linoleico Linolenico oleo ou C16 C18 C18:1 C18:2 C18:3 gordura (n9) (n9,12) (n9,12,15) Algodao 17-31 1-4 13-44 33-59 0,1-2,1 Amendoim 6-16 1,3-6,5 35-72 13-45 <1 Dende 32-59 1,5-8 27-52 5-14 <1,5 Girassol 3-10 1-10 14-65 20-75 <0,7 Oliva 7,5-20 0,5-3,5 56-83 3,5-20 <1,5 Milho 8,19 0,5-4 19-50 34-62 4-11 Soja 7,14 1,4-5,5 19-30 44-62 4-11 Tabela 3.
Segundo a mesma fonte, em 1945 foi fixado o preco minimo de produtos como arroz, feijao, amendoim e girassol.
Amendoim [11], carne [12], gelatina [13], e uva passa [20] foram eleitos por 4 artigos para a avaliacao da mastigacao, as demais pesquisas manipularam variadas consistencias alimentares em seus testes [10, 14, 15, 17-19, 21, 22].
In the near future we will offer it on all available Brazilian hardwood species, including Amendoim, Kurupay (Patagonian Rosewood), Santos Mahogany, Tigerwood, Ipe (Brazilian Walnut), and Sirari (Tiete Rosewood).