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Peanuts

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General information

Peanuts are the seeds of a small grassy plant belonging to the Fabaceae family (or Leguminosae). The plant originated from Brazil and was found in Peruvian settlements dated back to 800 BC. It is now cultivated throughout the world. The fruit is made up of two cotyledons and a relatively big embryo. It is small and yellow with the ovary sustained by a shank that after fertilisation lengthens and turns downwards towards the ground. The fruits are then buried a few inches under the ground where they complete their development.

Health Benefits

From a nutritional point, peanuts enjoy several interesting characteristics. They have excellent protein content and a good amino acid profile (they are among the products richest in arginin). Peanuts are rich in minerals such as zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and copper. Their fibre and vitamin E content is particularly high. They are also a good source of polyphenols and in particular resveratrol, a potent antioxidant substance.

Varieties

  • Texas, Virginia, Runner, Spanish (USA)
  • Hsuji, Hebei, Henan (China)
  • Queen Victoria
  • Runner Spanish (Argentina)
  • Virginia Bunch (Egypt)
  • Giant (Israel)

Available:

INSHELL, SHELLED,  DRY ROASTED, SMOKED, FRIED, COATED (Chocolate, Sugar, Honey), SPICED, BLANCHED, CHOPPED, SLICED, FLOUR, PASTES.

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