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Peanuts are not a nut all, they are a legume. They are also referred to as the groundnut. Peanuts are native to South America, and are an annual herbaceous plant. After pollination, the fruit develops into a legume 3-7 cm long and contains 2-4 seeds, which are forced under ground then mature. Peanuts grow best in light, sandy loam soil. Peanuts are very popular and are found in many products today; those with peanut allergies need to read labels to make sure nothing is produced in plants that contain peanut products.

plural: peanuts


Season: available year-round

Matches well with: beef, chicken, noodles, shrimp

More Peanut Recipes
Popular Peanut Recipes
Impossible Peanut Butter Cookies
Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 827
Calories from Fat 647 (78%)
Total Fat 71.9g 110%
Saturated Fat 10.0g 49%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Potassium 1029mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 23.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 12.4g 49%
Sugars 12.4g
Protein 37.7g 75%

How is this calculated?