The peanuts, or groundnut
(Arachis hypogaea), is a species in the legume or “bean” family (Fabaceae). The
peanut was probably first domesticated and cultivated in the valleys of
Paraguay. Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut but rather a
legume. Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients
and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, folate, fibre, vitamin
E, magnesium and phosphorus.
( 24 X 150 Gm)