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GROUNDNUT INFORMATION, NUTRIENTS, BENEFITS

Groundnut

Gather Some Useful Information About Groundnuts:

  • Many of us have seen groundnut seeds, and we have also eaten them, but only a few of us have seen groundnut plant.
  • The other names for groundnut are peanut and goober. It is a legume crop that farmers grow for the seeds.
  • Farmers in tropics and subtropics mainly grow this crop. It is an important crop both for small and commercial producers.
  • Even though people use it as a dry fruit, the groundnut plant is classified as a grain and as a legume. It is due to the high oil content. Farmers also categorise groundnuts as oil crops.
  • In the year 2014, the world annual production of shelled peanuts was 42 million tonnes.
  • You might have seen, or even you might not have seen that groundnuts grow underground. The seeds we consume naturally have a shell or outer covering. You should remove the shell to reach the peanut pods. It is a groundnut information that everyone should know.
  • Even though people use the term groundnut and peanut interchangeably, there is a difference between the two.
  • If you wish to compare peanut vs groundnut, you should know that the former is a type of the latter that belongs to the legume family.
  • You might have heard about natural peanut butter. People prepare them from peanuts that we call as earthnuts, monkey nuts, goober nuts and also as groundnuts.
  • In western culture, people compare peanuts to that of walnuts and almonds and dishes are prepared similarly. Botanically, a nut is a term used for referring to fruits with hard ovary walls on maturity. So, you should not categorise groundnut as nuts, but you should categorise them as legumes.
  • Farmers should harvest a peanut plant at the right time. When harvesting the pods should neither be young nor be matured.

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