per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 16.1 g
Proteins 25.8 g
Fats 49.2 g
Water 6.5 g
Fiber 8.5 grams
Trans Fats 0 ug
Ash 2.3 grams


567 Calories per 100g

A peanut is a unique and delicious food that is enjoyed around the world. It is a legume, specifically a nut, that is grown in several countries, including the United States. We often refer to them as peanuts, goobers, monkey nuts, or groundnuts. Peanuts, not to be confused with tree nuts, are one of the most popular nuts eaten in the United States today, as well as a favorite food in many other countries.

Peanuts were first discovered in South America in the 1500s, but still remain a popular snack in North America and around the globe. Due to their high protein content and lower caloric content, peanuts are a great choice when it comes to providing sustained energy for a number of activities, both physical and mental. Peanuts also packs a wallop of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, making them a healthy addition to a balanced diet.

But how do we actually consume them? In the United States, roasted peanuts are usually the preferred form. Generally, peanuts are cooked and then diced or chopped and placed in a jar or bag, ready to be spread on crackers and bread, or used as an ingredient in dishes like salads, cookies, cakes, and even peanut butter. Unsalted peanuts are also available in stores and online, as well as dried and raw forms.

Most peanuts consumed in the United States are Virginia peanuts, which have a longer, thin profile and a sweet, nutty flavor and aroma. Other types of peanuts are commonly eaten as well, including Spanish peanuts, which are small and round, and Valencia peanuts, which are larger.

Not only can we enjoy peanuts as a delicious snack and ingredient, they have many additional uses beyond the plate. Peanuts are rich in oil, making them a preferred choice for producing culinary fats, oils and supplements. Peanuts are also a popular ingredient in many cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.

Furthermore, the United States is the leader in peanut-industry research and innovation. For example, through genetic engineering, researchers have produced peanut types that are less susceptible to drought, insects, and diseases. Over the past 20 years, this new technology has significantly increased peanut production. In addition, various forms of “smart” farming, such as using lasers and GPS, are becoming more common in the peanut-production industry.

No matter how you eat them, the peanut remains a beloved snack and essential culinary ingredient for many people around the world. Whether you buy them roasted, boiled, or raw, peanuts are sure to bring a deliciousness and nutrition to any food you choose to make with them. Whether plain, spiced, or covered in chocolate, peanuts will always be a true crowd pleaser.