Peanuts for Day 23 – Close-Up Monday

I know, it should be Macro Monday and not Close-up Monday. The reason being is, the photos I create depends on the lens I use for the week and are more of a close-up and not a 1:1 macro also the Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 does not focus as close as a macro lens.  The Olympus 45mm f1.8’s closest focusing distance is a modest 0.5m( 50cm or 19.685 inches), allowing just 0.11x magnification, or a reproduction that’s almost ten times smaller.

Peanuts, shot with the OM-D E-M5 and M.Zuiko 45mm F/1.8. Manual, Auto ISO, @ F/1.8, 1/100, ISO 1600

Going back to the peanut photo, why peanuts, why not something else for this days subject? Simply because I love peanuts, it’s my favorite snack and I’m having some right now.

Did you know that peanuts rivals fruit as a source of Antioxidants and best of all the’re good for the heart.

Not only do peanuts contain oleic acid, the healthful fat found in olive oil, but new research shows these tasty legumes are also as rich in antioxidants as many fruits. While unable to boast an antioxidant content that can compare with the fruits highest in antioxidants, such as pomegranate, roasted peanuts do rival the antioxidant content of blackberries and strawberries, and are far richer in antioxidants than apples, carrots or beets. Research conducted by a team of University of Florida scientists, published in the journal Food Chemistry, shows that peanuts contain high concentrations of antioxidant polyphenols, primarily a compound called p-coumaric acid, and that roasting can increase peanuts’ p-coumaric acid levels, boosting their overall antioxidant content by as much as 22%. From The Worlds Healthiest Foods…


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