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The peanut, also known as the groundnut and the goober and taxonomically classified as Arachishypogaea, 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. World annual production of shelled peanuts was 42 million tons in 2014. Atypically among crop plants, peanut pods develop underground rather than aboveground. It is this characteristic that the botanist Linnaeus used to assign the specific name hypogaea, which means "under the earth."

As a legume, the peanut belongs to the botanical family Fabaceae; this is also known as Leguminosae, and commonly known as the bean, or pea, family. Like most other legumes, peanuts harbor symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in root nodules. This capacity to fix nitrogen means peanuts require less nitrogen-containing fertilizer and improve soil fertility, making them valuable in crop rotations. Peanuts are similar in taste and nutritional profile to tree nuts such as walnuts and almonds, and as a culinary nut are often served in similar ways in Western cuisines. The botanical definition of a "nut" is a fruit whose ovary wall becomes very hard at maturity. Using this criterion, the peanut is not a true nut, but rather a legume. However, for culinary purposes and in common English language usage, peanuts are usually referred to as nuts.

Health Benefit

  • Rich in Energy
  • It lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in the body
  • Rich in Protein and good for proper growth and development of body
  • Fight Stomach Cancer
  • Fights again Heart Diseases, Nerves Diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease and Infections
  • Reduces the Chances of Stroke
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • Protect Skin
  • Rich of Vitamins
  • Rich of Minerals
  • Two tablespoons of Peanut Butter each week can save you from Gall Stones
  • Low Risks of Weight Gain
  • Reduce Colon Cancer
  • Helps in Fertility
  • Regulates Blood Sugar
  • Fights Depression
  • Consumption of Peanuts can smooth the skin
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Peanuts contain a relatively good amount of fatty acid which is believed to be critical to the brain’s nerve cells.
  • Rich in Fiber
  • Peanut is loaded with magnesium
  • Vitamin E in peanuts defends our skin’s cell against the damage of oxidative stress
  • Peanuts contain significant amount of Vitamin C which is required to produce collagen. Collagen is required to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage
  • Beta Carotene found in Peanuts is very critical for Skin’s health
  • Peanuts are packed with Omega 3 fatty acid
  • Peanuts are very effective for treating skin problems like Pustules, Skin Rashes and Rosacea
  • Peanut Butter Facial Mask
  • Hair Nutrient

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