Peanut is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm (1.0 to 1.6 ft) tall. As a legume, it belongs to the botanical family Fabaceae (also known as Leguminosae, and commonly known as the bean or pea family). Like most other legumes, peanuts harbor symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their root nodules.
|Benefits||Raw peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fatty acid. This acid helps the body absorb calcium. They are also a rich source of antioxidants. Alongside, they have high levels of fibre that help improve digestive functions.|
|How to Use||Raw peanuts have been largely used in a number of vegetable gravies. Gujarati cuisine makes use of these peanuts in chutneys, condiments, dal and other forms of gravies too. Raw Peanuts taste well with snacks like puffed rice or poha. You can use these peanuts in Chinese cuisine or even make homemade peanut butter with them.|