Peanut, (Arachis hypogaea), also called groundnut, earthnut, or goober, legume of the pea family (Fabaceae), grown for its edible seeds. Peanuts are actually not nuts but related to peas. So when a pea looks and tastes like a nut, what might one call it? It used to be called both ground pea and groundnut. The etymology authorities at hand don’t specifically say why peanut became popular. Many people are surprised to learn that peanuts do not grow on trees like pecans or walnuts. Peanuts are legumes, not nuts. The peanut plant is unusual because it flowers above ground but the peanut grows below ground. Planted in the early spring, the peanut grows best in calcium-rich sandy soil.
Instead, they are most often consumed roasted or as peanut butter. Other peanut products include peanut oil, flour, and protein. These goods are used in a variety of foods, such as desserts, cakes, confectionery, snacks, and sauces. Peanuts are rich in protein, fat, and various healthy nutrients.
Peanuts are an especially good source of healthful fats, protein, and fiber. They also contain plenty of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and B vitamins. Despite being high in calories, peanuts are nutrient-rich and low in carbohydrates. Eating nuts, peanuts daily could lower death risk from cancer, other diseases. … Peanuts and nuts are a good source of omega-3, fiber, vitamin E, antioxidants and “good” fats. As such, they have been associated with a number of health benefits, particularly for the heart.
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