GROUND NUTS

May 27, 2019 | posted in: | by

Origins and cultivation:

The cultivated peanut was probably first domesticated in the valleys of Peru. Archeologists have dated the oldest specimens to about 7,600 years found in Peru. Cultivation spread to as far as Mesoamerica and European traders later spread the plant worldwide. The legume gained Western popularity when it came to the United States from Africa. It had become popular in Africa after brought there from Brazil by the Portuguese around 1800.

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Origins and cultivation:

The cultivated peanut was probably first domesticated in the valleys of Peru. Archeologists have dated the oldest specimens to about 7,600 years found in Peru. Cultivation spread to as far as Mesoamerica and European traders later spread the plant worldwide. The legume gained Western popularity when it came to the United States from Africa. It had become popular in Africa after brought there from Brazil by the Portuguese around 1800.

Uses:

In the African continent, people savor the salted and roasted groundnuts as a snack. However, its major use in Nigeria is the extracted oil used in cooking. In the US, peanuts are used in candies, cakes, cookies, and other sweets. They are also enjoyed roasted and salted. Peanut butter is one of the most popular peanut-based foods in the US.

Nutritional value:

Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and phosphorus. They also are naturally free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein (a higher proportion than in any true nut). While peanuts are considered high in fat, they primarily contain “good” fats also known as unsaturated fats.

Specification:

Bold or Runners, Java or Spanish and Red Natals

Nigerian Groundnut Kernel – Bold 38/42, 40/50, 50/55, 60/70, (Moisture – 7% – 8%)

Nigerian Groundnut Kernel – Java 50/60, 60/70, 70/80, 80/90 (Moisture – 7% – 8%)

Groundnut in shell

Packaging:

P. Bag – 55.12 lb / 25 kg or 110.23 lb/ 50 kg

Jute Bag – 110.23 lb / 50 kg

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