Peanuts contain an incredible 26 percent protein. They fulfill approximately 30% of a 4-6 year old’s and 26% of a 7-10 year old’s Recommended Daily Allowance per serving. Protein is a valuable source of energy and contains six essential vitamins including Vitamin E, folate, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and Vitamin B6. Peanuts also contain seven essential minerals including phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and calcium. Peanuts are cholesterol free and low in saturated fat. For all these reasons, peanuts are often referred to as nutrition in a nutshell.