Peanut

Arachis hypogaea

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

Peanuts

Technically a legume rather than a nut, the peanut can be eaten raw or roasted and is used mainly for peanut butter and peanut oil. In Indonesia and many African countries, they are often used as the basis of sauces and stews, and can also be used in any of the way suggested with other nuts. They are available whole and shelled.
  • High in fibre, protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamins B1, B6 and E.