Thursday, January 31, 2008


Check out the health benefits of peanuts here.


posted by Señor Enrique at 8:17 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to munch on peanuts while reviewing for exams. Then also, when I was pregnant, my sister advised me to eat peanuts para daw matalino ang anak ko. Brain food daw kasi ang peanuts. Don't know if it's coincidence, but modesty aside, matalino nga ang mga anak ko. hehehe.

Turns out however that there is no such thing as brain food. :(

January 31, 2008 11:05 PM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

Paborito kong snack sa harap ng TV pag may magandang BBall game!

My Vietnamese co-worker introduced me to a spicy hot peanut mixed with 3 different kinds of chilli with garlic and ground sea salt fried in Canola oil...napakasarap!

Manin'g Sung-song ang tawag namin nuon sa nilagang mani.

Nuong bata pa ako, sinkong mani na nakabalot sa coned shaped diyaryo, sinkong Cosmos Sarsaparilla at Tagalog Klasiks ang binabasa ko pagkagising sa mandatory siesta sa hapon..kung baga warm up bago mag-umpisa ang Matinee shows sa TV tulad ng Our Gang, Highway Patrol, Lassie at saka The Last of the Mohicans..bit-bit ko pa rin ang isa pang supot ng mani!

February 01, 2008 12:39 AM  

Blogger  gmirage said...

Ah, this reminds me of a blog entry that I need to write lol. I rarely eat nuts, cashews and almonds yes, others not much unless they're made into chocolates lol. Where is this taken po?

February 01, 2008 1:09 AM  

Blogger Panaderos said...

I'll never get tired of eating adobong mani. More so now that I'm armed with the information that they help prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Thanks for sharing this info, Eric.

February 01, 2008 2:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philippine grown peanuts are puny and after a few, I got tired of shelling them. Their small size made up for the texture and taste American grown peanuts lack of.

February 01, 2008 4:32 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

wow! those peanuts look like they would jump out of the screen! I like the sungsong type---I don't know why once you pop one in the mouth, you can't stop---healthier than Pringles :-)! Love the peanuts sold by the hawkers too although I don't eat them much since I found out they recycle oil a lot. So I have learned to cook them myself and then mix them with cashew, raisins and the usual mixed nuts pack. Heaven!

February 01, 2008 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peanuts and beer provide me the best company when I am watching TV from my armchair :) I love the Pinoy version of peanuts - salt and fried garlic but they're not available here. I've learned to like salt free peanuts which I think is healthier :)

February 01, 2008 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yey! peanuts! my fave! everytime my mom would go to market, i would always tell her to bring home some peanuts... gsuto ko yung may brown na balat, ayoko nung hubad... :)

February 01, 2008 10:02 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

That is good news... I am a big eater of peanuts!

February 01, 2008 12:14 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

There's always a container of garlic peanuts on my desk. I munch it while working, people would drop by my desk to get a handful. Medyo tinigilan ko na lately...nakakataas daw ng uric acid.:) And when stuck in traffic, masaya yong may nginunguyang nilagang mani.:D

February 01, 2008 2:21 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It's interesting how many folks associate peanuts with being smart, Rhoda. Could it be that elephants love peanuts and they're know for having incredible memory?

Having very smart kids is indeed a blessing :)

February 02, 2008 6:19 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I thought maning sungsong are the roasted ones, not the boiled -- I love both, nevertheless.

There used to be a bar in New York's Greenwich Village where they served free roasted peanuts; patrons would throw the shells on the floor. These were never swept clean so the shells became part of the bar's decor ... hehehe.

February 02, 2008 6:22 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Cashews are one of my favorite munchies, G. Mirage! I used to buy a large container at Cosco's in NYC. Love them :)

February 02, 2008 6:23 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

My pleasure, Panaderos.

I always try to keep some peanuts around as snacks. Actually, I prefer them more so than those potato chips. Glad to know of their health benefits.

February 02, 2008 6:25 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I did notice, Anonymous, how the Philippine peanuts seem much smaller than those grown in the States. But you're right, the local ones are tastier :)

February 02, 2008 6:26 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Unfortunately, Nutart, street vendors tend to hold on to their old instead of replacing them afater a certain number of use.

Yes, those mixed nuts are heavenly!

February 02, 2008 6:28 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

My all-time favorite is Planter's lightly salted roasted peanuts, BW. Every now and then, SM Supermarket would carry them. They cost about P300 here, but I just couldn't resist ... hehehe.

February 02, 2008 6:29 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Baliktad tayo, Lino. I am one of those who prefer the "hubad" ones :) But would gladly munch on the other kind if served, especially with a chilled bottle of brew.

February 02, 2008 6:31 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Welcome to the clu, Sidney. I love peanuts. Actually my sister teases me about it :)

February 02, 2008 6:32 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Nilagang mani is my mom's favorite, Luna. She can munch on them like there's no tomorrow ... hehehe.

They say that salted peanuts tend to make some folks gain weight.

February 02, 2008 6:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinaglihi raw ako sa mani, guess that's why I grew up smart enough. I do enjoy munching on them nonstop. I also like the fried garlic that I look for them first, hehe.

February 02, 2008 10:04 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Aha! No wonder your a smart guy, Dave ... hehehe!

Just about ran out of the half kilo I bought in Quiapo last week. Time to buy another :)

February 04, 2008 5:05 AM  

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