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Health Benefits of Peanut Laddu

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Peanut Laddu ! Our traditional Peanut Laddu has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Peanut Laddu and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Peanut Laddu lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Peanut Laddu maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy -158 cal
  • Protein - 4.2 g - 8%
  • Carbohydrates - 19 g - 6%
  • Fiber - 1.4 g - 5%
  • Fat - 8 g - 10%
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg - 0%
  • Vitamin A - 6 mcg - 0%
  • Vitamin B3 - 2 mg - 13%
  • Vitamin B9 - 38 mcg - 10%
  • Vitamin E - 1.4 mg - 9%
  • Calcium - 29 mg - 2%
  • Iron - 1.2 mg - 7%
  • Potassium - 113 mg - 2%
  • Sodium - 2.8 mg - 0%
  • Magnesium - 27 mg - 6%
  • Phosphorus - 67 mg - 6%
  • Zinc - 0.6 mg - 5%
  • Peanut are loaded with proteins and fibre that helps in increasing the energy levels, reduces the risk of heart disease and manages blood sugar.
  • It contains healthy fats and low carbohydrates hence can be included in your daily diet.
  • Peanut are rich in vitamins and minerals that can be helpful for muscle and heart health. These nutrients are also essential during pregnancy.
  • Vitamins that improve brain health and boost memory are also present in  Peanut.
  • Jaggery is rich with iron and helps prevent anemia. 
  • It also supports immune health.


  • Compared to all other nuts, Peanut has the highest level of protein.
  • Roasting the  Peanut can increase its overall antioxidant content.
  • Research shows that regular intake of  peanuts in a significant amount can lower the risk of gallstones.
  • Peanut Laddu earned the geographical indication (GI) tag in April 2020. It is said that Kovilpatti kadalai Laddu is famous because of the Thamirabarani river which has enriched the organic main ingredients of this Laddu.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant amount of 1- 2 pieces of  Peanut Laddu  can be consumed by all age groups
  • It is a healthy snack option especially for kids.

Good times to eat:

  • Any time is good for this tasty Laddu. 
  • Consuming at noon can keep you away from cravings and also keeps you energetic.
  • Having a piece after a meal helps with good digestion.

Eat along with:

  • This can be eaten alone as it is or along with savouries/snacks.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • Avoid it if you are allergic to Palli.
  • Diabetic patients are also advised not to eat.

Story/History of recipe

Peanuts are consumed all over the world in many different ways. Apart from the most common ways like peanut butter, Verusenaga oil and simply roasted Verusenaga they are also included in various supplemental bars because of its nutrient content.  Peanut Laddu can be a much simpler version of such bars. These crunchy and sweet candies are originally from Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu (South India) and have been commercially available since the 1940s. Though they were part of many festival special sweets, it has now become a favourite and common household treat.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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    The following are the ingredients needed to prepare around 10 - 15 pieces of  Verusenaga Chikki,

    •  Peanut - 1 cup
    • Jaggery - 3/4 cup 
    • Water - a few tablespoons used while melting jaggery
    • Cardamom powder - 1-2 pinch
    • Ghee - as required for greasing.

    Preparation Steps

    1. Dry roast the Peanut in a pan at a low flame. Do not over roast. Transfer the roasted peanuts to a bowl after peeling the skin off and keep it aside.
    2. Add jaggery to a pan and a little water and melt it completely. 
    3. Clean the melted jaggery using a filter and add it to a fresh pan.
    4. Cook the jaggery in a low to medium flame until it thickens. 
    5. Simmer for a few minutes until small bubbles start appearing and it becomes thick. Reduce flame to low.
    6. Add the peanuts and cardamoms. Remove from flame and allow to cool.
    7. Once cool enough to handle, make small balls and keep them on a greased plate to cool down.
    8. Store them in an airtight container.
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