But that’s not the only information contained in this article. To complement the recipe, Tea Benefits also has a special content on the properties of peanuts. It is also possible to find out what this drink is used for, which is known as an aphrodisiac.
So, let’s understand better about this grain known throughout Brazil? To do this, prepare a little time in your day, because as soon as you finish reading this text, you’ll want to run to the kitchen and try the peanut infusion.
Recipe: How to make peanut tea?
The traditional peanut tea is what takes, among other ingredients, milk and condensed milk. But it is also called mineiro or creamy peanut tea . Regarding the proportion of items, follow the recipe below.
– Half a cup (of tea) of roasted and ground peanuts
– Half a cup (of tea) of condensed milk
– One cup (of tea) of water
– One and a half cup (of tea) of milk
– Cinnamon bark to taste
Method of preparation
First, put all the ingredients in a pan. Then take it to the fire. Then mix everything and wait until the content starts to boil. Let it boil for a few minutes while you stir.
Then serve the mixture while still hot to enjoy all the knowledge it has. A nice tip is to replace some ingredients with your own light or skimmed versions . That way, you can enjoy a less caloric yet tasty tea.
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What is this drink for?
The peanut tea recipe is a tradition in regions of Brazil where June festivals are fervently celebrated . In addition to being delicious, the drink also warms people up at this colder time.
“It is possible to notice that the consumption of peanuts at Festas Juninas is high not only in the Northeast, a region where these festivities are more traditional, but also in other regions of Brazil. In the Midwest, for example, 70% of the population consumes peanuts and, in the Southeast, this audience reaches 63%”, reveals the president of the Brazilian Association of Chocolate, Cocoa, Peanut, Candy and Derivatives Industry (ABICAB), Ubiracy Phonseca. (1)
However, these are not the only benefits of infusion made with peanuts. If made with light products, the drink can also be very beneficial to the human body. That’s because, this grain is rich in properties important for health.
According to nutritionist Priscila di Ciero, peanuts “are one of the biggest sources of resveratrol in the diet. The same present in red wine and dark grapes. As a powerful antioxidant, it works by preventing LDL cholesterol from forming hardened plaque in the arteries , the genesis of atherosclerosis, a generalized blockage that paves the way for the occurrence of a heart attack.” (two)
Aphrodisiac Peanut Tea
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, people also know that peanuts have an aphrodisiac power.
In a survey prepared by CONECTA and commissioned by ABICAB, 25% of the Brazilian population is aware of this positive effect on the body.
But for those who don’t know, this “power” is related to the presence of zinc and vitamin E in peanuts. These substances are essential in the formation of sex hormones. Therefore, this food can stimulate and improve the sexual performance of couples.
What are the properties of peanuts?
According to the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), in 100 grams of peanuts it is possible to find 596 calories. However, in that same portion it is estimated that there are from 21 to 36% of proteins. (3)
But that’s not all, considering that this vegetable is also rich in B vitamins, such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid. It is also a source of vitamin E, hence its reputation as a natural anti-aging and antioxidant.
The presence of magnesium, on the other hand, favors “muscle contraction, neural activity, cardiac excitability, neurotransmitter release, among others”. (4)
Other substances found in this grain are iron and zinc. While the first is essential for transporting oxygen to cells, the second is essential for human development.
In addition, peanuts also contain phosphorus, potassium and manganese. Therefore, in general, this food can: regulate blood pressure, prevent renal vascular damage, reduce urinary calcium excretion, minimize the formation of kidney stones and reduce bone demineralization, better known as osteoporosis.
Other Oilseed Benefits
The following information comes from the magazine Aditivos & Ingredientes (5). Check out:
- Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises rates of good cholesterol (HDL)
- Omega-3: Lowers blood triglyceride levels and blood pressure
- Calcium: Decreases the probability of developing bone problems
- Omega-6: Element known as a cell renewer
- Selenium: Able to reduce muscular, physical and emotional stress
- Fibers: Can contribute to weight loss as they promote satiety in the body
- Monounsaturated fats: It also favors weight loss, as it regulates the blood sugar level and activates the metabolism
- No cholesterol: It has no cholesterol, even though it has a high caloric value
Now that you know how to make peanut tea, you can enjoy all the aforementioned benefits of peanut tea. But as everyone knows, this food can be consumed in many other ways.
In addition to the infusion, it can be taken in natura, making up sweet and savory recipes, etc. So there are other ways to take advantage of the properties of peanuts. So, enjoy this natural product!