The peanut plant comes from South America. Today, peanuts growwhere, there is a tropical or subtropical climate.The peanut preferably grows at uniformly high temperatures on loose sandy soil.The plant grows up to 60 cm high when the fruits dig into the soil. Global demand covers large plantations in the USA, China, Brazil and Africa in Senegal and Sudan. Peanuts, commonly known as legumes. However, the fat content is relatively high in comparison to other legumes and it is raw edible.
The tasty peanut is an important contributor to nutrition and is used to make oils and butter. The oil fatty acid also gives the peanuts a longer shelf life. They are usually either salted, dry roasted or peanut butter available and thereforea very good ingredient in the kitchen for cooking and baking. Peanuts, in addition to their monounsaturated fatty acid content, are a good source of vitamin E and B1, niacin, folic acid, biotin, protein, copper and manganese.