Though peanuts have received a bad rap these past few years, peanuts are an incredibly nutritious food. Packed with monosaturated fats, the type of fat hailed as a hero in the Mediterranean Diet, peanuts are considered heart healthy and may help to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. They also contain the antioxidant resveratrol, a compound that researchers believe makes red wine and grapes protective to the heart. As grapes are toxic to dogs, peanuts may be a great way to give your dog an opportunity to consume resveratrol. Resveratrol may also cut the risk of stroke as it has also been shown in studies help to increase blood flow to the brain. Nutrients found in peanuts may also have a protective effect against the risk of colon cancer and its niacin rich content may also help protect against cognitive decline. We have included Organic Peanut Butter in our Skin Soothe biscuits because it is such a great source of monosaturated fats - soothing to skin and great for coats - in addition to the Wellness benefits that extend far beyond that of just skin health.