Peanuts are a type of legume crops which are cultivated for their edible seeds. They are also known as groundnuts or monkey nuts. China accounts for 42% of the world’s supply of peanuts. Peanut plants possess the ability to fix nitrogen. They need lower quantities of nitrogen-containing fertilizers and can help improve the fertility of the soil.
Peanuts are believed to have originated in South America and they are related to lentils and beans. They can be consumed roasted or as peanut butter. Peanut oil and peanut flour are popular peanut products that are used in different types of foods including snacks, cakes, desserts, and sauces.
Peanuts should be stored in a tightly sealed container kept inside the refrigerator. Exposure to humidity and light will turn them rancid. Peanuts should not be stored in chopped form. Alternately, you can store peanuts in Vaya Preserve to retain freshness and crispiness.