At Whole Foods the other day, I was in the bulk foods section and saw these unique looking nuts. I thought the nuts would be a cool new thing to try. These reddish skinned nuts are called Wild Jungle peanuts and they are raw and organic and are from the forests of the Amazon, including the southern area of Ecuador.
Here are some health benefits of the Wild Jungle peanut. The one benefit that intrigued me the most was that these peanuts contain 26% protein- more than virtually any other nut or seed, including flax or hemp. Now that is what I call a power food!
The peanuts themselves are not oily like regular peanuts and they are more fleshy because they are bigger in size. I really liked these peanuts and would like to try them ground into a nut butter.
For just a regular snack, I mixed the Wild Jungle peanuts with some dried cherries, black figs, and walnuts. The nice thing about this nut & dried fruit mix is that it's full of fiber and protein along with some sweetness which is helping me on the sugar wean.
I enjoyed these Wild Jungle peanuts and are definitely getting more to nosh on.