Are Peanuts Keto Friendly?

Answer: Peanuts aren’t the most keto-friendly nut, but a small amount is acceptable.

Keto Meter: 3

A 2 oz serving of peanuts contains 3.6 g of net carbs. While many better keto snacks exist, the healthy fats in peanuts help you feel full longer. Two tablespoons contain about 24% of the magnesium you need in a day. Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals, and adequate intake strengthens your bones.

One caveat for peanuts: be careful if you buy peanut products like honey-roasted peanuts or peanut butter because they often contain more sugar than plain peanuts.

For a more keto-friendly nut, try pecans or brazil nuts.

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 2 oz

Net carbs3.6 g
Fat28.1 g
Protein14.8 g
Total carbs9.0 g
Fiber5.4 g

Source: USDA

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