A healthy snack option

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PEANUTS plus points go beyond its palate-pleasing power. Who doesn’t love peanut butter, peanut chocolate candies, salted and boiled peanuts, or even Bohol’s Peanut Kisses?

Health benefits? Peanuts are high in folate, a mineral essential for brain development that may protect against cognitive decline. And like most other nuts, they are also full of brain-boosting healthy fats and Vitamin E. One ounce of peanuts or 1/8 of a cup contains about 170 calories, 7 grams protein and 14 grams fat.

So it’s a great choice for a snack since peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free.

Cebuana chef Marleen Ong introduces a new way to enjoy your peanuts. Giving it a makeover of sorts—without losing its peanut-ty character—she indulges our craving for chips with the healthier kind and not the usual junk food we would readily munch on.

Introducing Chef Marleen Ong’s DrivemeNuts Peanut Chips.

Basically made of ground raw peanuts glucose and salt, it comes in three flavors—plain circle-shaped chips, the ones coated in dark chocolate, and the chips drizzled with white chocolate.

Chef Marleen Ong

Chef Marleen Ong

Chef Marleen, who specializes in Molecular Gastronomy, said she wants to introduce a new kind of pasalubong from Cebu.

“Besides the the usual dried mangoes and otap, I want to make something different for the market,” said Ong.

Peanuts have been considered as an excellent source of unsaturated fats (like those found in olive or canola oil), which is good for the heart.

Oppositely, trans fats, also called trans-fatty acids, both raises your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers your HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Chips are convenient snacks, admittedly, and we’d often unknowingly consume a pack or two. Not to worry, according to Chef Marleen. DrivemeNuts Peanut Chips is zero trans fats.

Right now, DriveMeNuts Peanut Chips are available at District 32 in Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), but expect them to be in grocery stores and pasalubong centers around Cebu City soon.


Peanut Chips

Peanut Chips

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