The 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 tall.
Groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea) or peanuts are legumes that are widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. As a member of the legume family, peanuts have the ability to provide nitrogen fixation and improve the nutrient levels of soil . In this context, peanuts are often used in crop rotation.
Peanuts Health benefits
- Peanuts are economically important due to their high nutrient and oil contents.
- Peanuts contain 44- 56% oil, 22-30% protein, 9.5-19.0% total carbohydrates as both soluble and insoluble carbohydrates and 2.3% ash on a dry seed basis .
- In addition, they are in rich some minerals such as P, Ca, Mg and K and antioxidant compounds such as phenols, flavones, essential amino acids, carotenoid and vitamins (E, K, and B group).
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