The Peanut, also known as the Groundnut is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, being important to both small and large commercial producers. It is classified as both a grain legume and, because of its high oil content, an oil crop. A typically among crop plants, peanut pods develop underground rather than aboveground.
Peanut is mainly grown in the western and southern parts of India. It is one of the few major crops of the area.
Peanuts are rich in essential nutrients. In a 100 g serving, peanuts provide about 570 calories and are an excellent source of several B vitamins, vitamin E, several dietary minerals, such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, protiens and dietary fibers.
>> Bag Color: White
>> Weight: 25kgs / 30kgs / 50kgs
>> Peanut oil is often used in cooking, because it has a mild flavor and a relatively high smoke point. Due to its high monounsaturated content, it is considered healthier than saturated oils, and is resistant to rancidity. The several types of peanut oil include: aromatic roasted peanut oil, refined peanut oil, extra virgin or cold-pressed peanut oil, and peanut extract.
>> Boiled peanuts are a popular snack in the southern United States, as well as in India, China, and West Africa. In India, boiled peanuts are often prepared in salty water and eaten all over India.
>> Dry peanuts can be roasted in the shell or shelled in a home oven if spread out one layer deep in a pan and baked for 15 to 20 min.
>> In the Indian subcontinent, peanuts are a light snack, usually roasted and salted (sometimes with the addition of chilli powder), and often sold roasted in pods or boiled with salt. They are also made into dessert or sweet snack pieces by processing with refined sugar and jaggery. Indian cuisine uses roasted, crushed peanuts to give a crunchy body to salads; they are added whole (without pods) to leafy vegetable stews for the same reason. Another use is peanut oil for cooking.
>> Peanut processing often requires dehulling: the hulls generated in large amounts by the peanut industries can then be used to feed livestock.