What are peanuts?
Peanuts, also known as the groundnut, goober, pindar or monkey nut, and taxonomically classified as Arachis hypogaea, is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, being important to both small and large commercial producers.
They are a legume that originated in South America. Despite their name, peanuts are unrelated to tree nuts. As a legume, they’re related to beans, lentils, and soy.
Peanuts are rich in protein, fat, and various healthy nutrients. Studies show that peanuts may even be useful for weight loss and are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.