In Ghana, as in many parts of the Southern U.S. and Asia, raw peanuts are enjoyed as a snack when boiled. Raw peanuts are called “green” when they are freshly dug up and contain moisture. In Ghana, people buy large quantities of the raw, dried peanuts still in their shells. The dried peanuts are soaked in water overnight, then boiled covered in salted water for several hours until the peanuts are soft. This is a great snack for eating outdoors. In the U.S., raw peanuts are commonly sold already shelled, and are available at health food stores or Asian markets.
These may be eaten alone, but in Ghana boiled peanuts/groundnuts are sometimes served with boiled corn or cassava.
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