General InformationGroundnut, Arachis hypogaea, is a species in the legume or "bean" family. The peanut was first domesticated in the valleys of Paraguay. It is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm tall. The leaves are opposite, pinnate with four leaflets (two opposite pairs; no terminal leaflet), each leaflet is 13 to 30 mm long and 11 to 20 mm broad. Peanut flowers are yellow with a purple corolla 25 to 40 mm across. Fruit pods develop underground, and each pod contains one or two peanuts.Groundnut has a long history of cultivation and use. Groundnuts were first domesticated in the valleys of Paraguay, where they were an important food for the local people. From there, they spread to other parts of South America, Africa, and Asia. Groundnuts were introduced to Africa by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, and they quickly became a staple food in many African countries.Groundnuts are mainly grown in tropical and subtropical regions. The main groundnut-producing countries are China, India, the United States, Brazil, Nigeria, and Senegal. Groundnuts are usually planted in early spring, and they take about four months to mature.Peanuts look like small, brownish-red beans with a smooth, oily texture. They have a sweet, nutty flavour and are often used in baking and cooking. Groundnuts are a good source of protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.Peanuts are a versatile food that can be used in many different ways. They can be eaten raw, boiled, roasted, ground into a paste, or used to make groundnut oil or peanut oil. Peanuts can also be used in many different recipes, such as groundnut soup, groundnut sauce, groundnut stew, and groundnut cookies. The best and most popular way groundnut is eaten, is roasted.IngredientsPeanuts, SaltStorageKeep in a cool dry placeAllergenThis product contains nutsBrandHaffiniqueDisclaimerThis page serves as a summary for information purposes only, and is designed to enhance your shopping experience on the website. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for your reading the product packaging and label prior to use. You should be aware that products and their ingredients are subject to change. If you do require precise ingredient information you should consult the manufacturer, whose contact details will appear on the packaging or label. Niyis Limited is therefore unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If the description of the product on this page contains a link to another party's website for further information on the product, please note that Niyis Limited has no control over and cannot be hold responsible for the contents of that website. You should also note that the picture images show only serving suggestions of how to prepare your food - all table accessories and additional items and/or ingredients pictured with the product you are purchasing are not included. This data is supplied for personal use only. It may not be reproduced in any way whatsoever without Niyis Limited's prior consent, nor without due acknowledgement.