|Name:||Groundnut Seeds / Peanut|
|Botanical Name:||Archis Hypogaes|
Groundnut Seeds / Peanut
INDIA is the second largest producer of peanuts in the World after China. Annual production of peanuts in India exceeds 6 million metric tons. Groundnut is the most important oilseed of India and accounts for a little less than half of the major oilseeds produced in the country. Groundnut kernels are rich in proteins and vitamins and have high calorific value. It contains 40-50 per cent oil which is mainly used as edible oil in its pure form or hydrogenated vanaspati form.
The groundnut oil is also used for manufacturing margarine, medical emulsions, wool and silk, artificial leather, soap and toilet requisites. Groundnut is eaten raw, roasted, sweetened or salted. Its oil cake is used as an important rich cattle feed. It serves as an important rotation crop because it synthesizes atmospheric nitrogen and increases the fertility of soil.
Conditions of Growth
Groundnuts in India are available throughout the year due to a two-crop cycle harvested in March and October. The two major varieties of peanuts produced in India are Bold (Virginia) and Java (Spanish). Bold variety has elongated shape and Java variety has round shape. The winter crop of peanuts is rain-fed crop whereas the summer crop is irrigated. 70% of the winter crop is the bold variety and 85% of the summer crop is Java variety The Bold variety peanuts are typically red skinned with elongated shape. The Java variety peanuts are pink skinned with round spheroid shape. Isohyets of 100 cm mark the upper limit of groundnut cultivation. It is highly susceptible to frost, prolonged drought, continuous rain and stagnant water.
In Indian subcontinent, people savor the salted and roasted groundnuts as a snack. However, its major use in India 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.
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.
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