Arachys hypogaea, or peanuts are an annual plant from the Fabaceae family (also known as Leguminosae), whose legume-like fruits contain seeds which are appreciated in many cuisines. They come from South-America and they grow underground.

Although technically they are legumes, from a nutritional point of view they are considered to be nuts. This is because their fruits don’t have a pulp and the seeds or peanuts are inside a pod that dries and hardens when it ripens.

They are sold roasted in the shell or shelled and they are also used to extract oil from them.

Nutritional information (0.1 kg)
Fiber 8.1 g
Saturates 9.2 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 23.5 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 14.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 72.0 mg
Iron 4.9 mg
Zinc 4.3 mg
Vitamin A 0.0 ug
Vitamin C 0.0 g
Folic acid 110.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 10.0 mg
Sugars 1.6 g
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