Sunday, September 23, 2012

Adobong Mani (Roasted Peanuts)

Adobong Mani or roasted peanut is an all-time favorite street food of Filipinos. It is usually roasted in cooking oil and sprinkled with lots of salt and roasted garlic and, occasionally, chilies (siling labuyo). Freshly roasted peanuts are sold by street vendors in almost every street corner of the country. It comes in small retail-sized brown paper pouch. It is usually taken as a light snack, and is best paired with beer. In the Philippines, roasted peanuts are widely popular appetizer among beer drinkers.

Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients, and are a good source of niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and phosphorus. They are  also naturally free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein.


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