In India, Groundnut is considered the “king of oilseeds”. Groundnut is also called a wonder nut or poor man’s almond.
The groundnut is a very appreciated and popular dry fruit. It is sold with shell or peeled, salted and often roasted. It is an ingredient for some confectionery products and we make peanut butter with them.
The groundnut is also known as peanut, monkey nut, ground pea and earthnut. It is a very appreciated and popular dry fruit. Peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, ground nuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume.
They have a rich nutty flavour, sweet taste, crunchy texture and over and above a relatively long shelf life.
Groundnuts are very healthy. They contain oleic acid, beneficial to prevent the cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
They are an important source of minerals like potassium and phosphorus, necessary for the muscular and nervous activity. In addition to protein, groundnuts are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and boron. Groundnuts also contain vitamin E and small amounts of the vitamin B complex.
Groundnuts are commercialised raw or roasted, salted or not, and they are consumed as a snack or as part of a great variety of dishes. They are used to obtain flour, mixing them with wheat flour to make bread, biscuits and other bakery products.MS-2E6GJWNDDQ8