Residence of the South are very familiar with the boiled peanut. They’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that it looks like it may be a healthier snack than raw peanuts.
Unsurprisingly, the news comes from food scientists from Alabama A&M University, where they compared raw and boiled peanuts. In the study they examined an extract from each and found that the boiled ones were higher in antioxidants. Antioxidants are thought to prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic conditions.