broken peanuts
Last Updated : Jan 20,2018

Broken Peanuts Glossary |Health Benefits, Nutritional Information + Recipes with Broken Peanuts |
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Also Known As

Tukda Sing, Tukda shing, Broken Groundnuts.


Broken peanuts are the shelled peanuts, which are either parted into two halves or crushed further as per the recipe requirement. To get broken peanuts, it would be best done manually. You can also use a food processor with sharp blades to obtain broken peanuts. These are generally used in snacks as well as may be processed or may be eaten raw.

How to Select

You can easily prepare at home by removing the shell of peanuts and crushing them manually. Although it is easily available in grocery stores, check for broken peanuts in food stores, which keep appetizers and snack foods. You can also buy these on line through Internet.

Culinary Uses

l You can top up Broken Peanuts in Kurmura Bhel as well as other chaats such as Sev puri or Sukha Bhel or Ragda Samosa. It provides a crunchy effect while chewing.
l Broken Peanuts, i.e. The peanut broken in to only 2 halves is one of the the key ingredients used in Gujrati Dabeli or Double Roti. It is put in between the slit pav along with the chutneys and again put after a layer of the filling in between the pav.
l These are had a chakhana along with alcoholic beverages in parties.
l You can very well sprinkle little boiled or raw broken peanuts over the salads, if you are bored of eating the green salads on a daily basis. This gives a variety to the salads.
l You can also use them in curries as well as gravies of spicy vegetables.

How to Store

Broken peanuts can be roasted can stored in an air tight container, may be of steel or plastic. Keep it in your cup board storage cabinet. It has a shelf life of around 1 month. Raw broken peanuts can be put in a container and needs refrigeration storage. It has a shelf life of around 5-6 days.

Health Benefits

l Peanuts, being a legume is rich in nutrients and provides immense health benefits.
l Peanuts are rich in proteins, which is a major macro nutrient required for growth and maintenance of body tissues and fluids.
l Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats or the MUFA, which helps decrease the bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol in the blood. Thus peanuts are very heart friendly as they help decrease the chances of heart attack.
l Peanuts are good sources of vitamin E, which delays the process of aging.
l It is also rich in vitamins like niacin, folate and manganese. These are very important in daily body mechanisms.
l In addition, peanuts provide resveratrol, the phenolic antioxidant also found in red grapes and red wine that lowers chances of heart disease.
l It consists of the anti oxidants namely, phytosterols and phytic acid may have anti-cancer effects.
l In addition it helps Prevent Gallstones.
l Studies show that it can protect against Alzheimer's and Age-related Cognitive Decline.

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