The peanut, also known as the groundnut and the goober, is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds.  Legumes are edible seeds enclosed in pods ~ therefore, peanuts are legumes!


Facts about Peanuts:

  1. Peanuts grow under grown, not on trees.
  2. They provide the best source of concentrated protein in the plant kingdom.
  3. Peanuts are self-polinating.
  4. Peanuts and peanut butter are the most popular nut choice and comprise 67% of all nut consumption.
  5. Archibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
  6. Studies show that people who eat nuts regularly live 2-3 years longer than those who don’t.
  7. The nut allergy is among the most common food allergies.
  8. Roasted nutshells were used as a coffee substitute during the civil war.





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