They have a rich nutty flavour, sweet taste,crunchy texture and over and above a relatively longer shelf life. Peanuts or ground nut can be eaten raw, used in recipes, made into oils, textile materials, and peanut butter, as well as many other uses. Peanut products are considered safe for human use.
Peanut or groundnut is a species in the legume or "bean" family. The peanut was probably first domesticated and cultivated in the valleys of Paraguay. It is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm.
Peanuts are rich in essential nutrients .Peanuts provide 570 calories and are an excellent source, magnesium and phosphorus, and dietary fibre.
They compose sufficient levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially polemic acid. It helps in lowering LDL or so called bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good cholesterol level in the blood. Peanuts are an excellent source of restorative and protective against cancers, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease and Alzheimer's disease.
What is inside?
For 100g Nuts
· Carbohydrates 16.13g
· Proteins 25.80g
· Total Fat 49.24g
· Dietary Fibre 8.5g