14 Facts About Peanut


Peanut, known as the groundnut, goober, pindar or monkey nut, is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds.

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Peanut belongs to the botanical family Fabaceae, commonly known as the legume, bean, or pea family.

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Peanut butter was developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the United States and Canada.

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Peanut fruits develop underground, an unusual feature known as geocarpy.

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Peanut plants continue to produce flowers when pods are developing; therefore even when they are ready for harvest, some pods are immature.

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Peanut pods are borne on pegs arising from the main stem and the side branches.

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Peanut oil is often used in cooking, because it has a mild flavor and a relatively high smoke point.

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Peanut butter is served as a spread on bread, toast or crackers, and used to make sandwiches .

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Peanut powder is an important ingredient in the spicy coating for kebabs in Nigeria and Ghana.

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Peanut soup is found on restaurant menus in the southeastern states.

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Peanut shells are used in the manufacture of plastic, wallboard, abrasives, fuel, cellulose, and mucilage .

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Peanut skins contain resveratrol which is under preliminary research for its potential effects in humans.

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Peanut allergy has been associated with the use of skin preparations containing peanut oil among children, but the evidence is not regarded as conclusive.

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Peanut allergies have been associated with family history and intake of soy products.

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