Abstract

The peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is better known worldwide as groundnut and to a much lesser extent as earthnut, monkeynut and goobers. It is one of nature’s most nutritious seeds and one of the world’s most popular and universal crops, cultivated in nearly 100 countries in all six continents. Because it is so flavourful while containing only a few antinutritional factors, it is consumed as a snack in a wide variety of ways, the only limitation being one’s imagination and inventiveness. The peanut is also a major source of edible oil and protein meals considered to be highly valuable in human and animal nutrition.

Keywords

Phosphorus Starch Corn Carbohydrate Proline 

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