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why are peanuts bad?

erinerin Raw Superstar

I know peanuts are bad and I know when I eat them I am at mucusy the next day. But does anyone know the science behind it. Why/how do they cause mucus to form. Why are they hard to digest. I was having a discussion with my dad, telling him they were bad, but couldn't exactly say why. Any info will help. Thanks.

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  • vegan2rawvegan2raw Raw Newbie

    Peanuts grow a fungus, I beleive it can be avoided with heavy spraying and fungicides pesticides etc so some non organic ones do not have fungus but then they have pesticides? Try wild jungle peanuts they are african and I have heard less people react to them than regular peanuts. But they are expensive.

    Good Luck I think Raw guru has the wild jungle peanut butter

  • 1sweetpea1sweetpea Raw Newbie

    The wild jungle peanuts are from the Amazon rainforest, not Africa. They're not bad, but quite expensive. Of all the raw nuts I've tried, they're my least favourite. The taste is more like a sprouted chickpea than a peanut, which is interesting but not hard to fathom, since peanuts are legumes. They do not develop that aflatoxin fungus, though, so it's totally safe to eat them raw and/or sprouted.

  • RawKidChefRawKidChef Raw Newbie

    The jungle peanuts are fine, they are just a legume like any peanut so they are slightly harder to digest than most other nuts. Regular peanuts are never raw; they contain aflatoxins.

  • carrie6292carrie6292 Raw Newbie

    I thought they contained Mycotoxins, but i may be incorrect on the type of toxin (as raw kid chef mentioned a different toxin). I've never tried a junle peanut... i don't intend to since i enjoy my raw brazil nuts and walnuts :)

  • ajcajc Raw Newbie

    So many other nuts to try,why risk peanuts for all the above mentioned reasons.

    Also,some people are allergic to peanuts,even die from eating them.

    Don't mean to scare you,but that is true.

    ClaireT
  • ladydaventryladydaventry Raw Newbie

    My brother is allergic to brazil nuts and I suffered from anaphylactic shock this year, having always been fine with then. Peanuts and almonds are the only nutty things I trust! Even then I only eat them rarely.

    ClaireT
  • jasonmjasonm Raw Newbie

    It’s because they trigger some of the side effects from all those healthy vaccines we get. Ever wonder why 20 years ago it wasn’t an issue and now we have special tables for kids?

    ClaireT
  • stellagoingsstellagoings Raw Newbie

    This is an excellent and very important discussion. Peanuts (and many other types of nuts) are a wonderful source of protein and should be included in the diet of anyone seeking protein and increase fiber intake. The problem is that many people are allergic to nuts. In the most extreme cases this can cause anaphylactic shock and post possibly death. In less severe cases, people who have peanut allergies complain of itching, increased mucus production and runny noses, hives, and nausea. Anyone of these associated with eating peanuts should prompt a visit to your doctor for consultation. And it would be a good idea to avoid nuts until that consultation takes place. Lastly, let me know that I see some disinformation on previous posts. I don't believe that there is any scientific evidence linking nut allergies with immunizations.

    ClaireT
  • Beatrice1Beatrice1 Raw Newbie
    edited September 1

    If you've got a nut allergy at an early age, then this condition is lifelong and does not go away. It is nuts, if there is an allergy to them, that can cause extremely severe allergic conditions, even when consumed in miserable amounts. An allergy can be either one type of nut or several. So, if your child has already got a nut allergy, avoid giving him peanut butter, nuts from sauces and sweets. 

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