Peanut also known as groundnut is a legume crop which is mostly famous for its edible seeds. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics. Peanut is high in oil content and due to which it is called an oil-seed crop and it is mainly grown in Asian countries. India is the second largest producer of peanuts next to China in Asia and peanuts are used for roasting making peanut flour and also oil can be extracted from peanuts as peanut oil.
Peanuts are rich in calories, water, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, fat.
Peanuts are high in fat and in fact they are classified as oil-seeds and a large proportion of the world’s peanuts is harvested due to its peanut oil.
Peanuts are a great source of plant-based protein and its protein content ranges from 22 to 30% of its total calories. Peanuts are low in carbs.
Peanuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fatty acids are are essential part of our diet.
As the name suggests peanuts are not nuts they are legumes because they are not grown on trees but they are grown under ground.
Peanut butter is the most famous recipe made out of peanuts. Peanut butter was originally made for people who do not have teeth.
Peanuts are good options for people with diabetes and they can be used as a snack option for those who want to reduce their body weight because it does not add to the weight but it is used as a weight loss material.
It is OK to eat roasted and salted peanuts as part of your balanced diet.
Peanuts is not good for everyone because some people have peanut allergy and that’s a different kind of story. It is better to start eating peanuts as early as possible to avoid peanut allergy.