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Red Soil Peanuts
The premium quality edible peanuts farmed in the nutritional red soils of peninsular india. Our premium quality peanuts are mechanically processed with the latest machineries which ensure the hygienity. This process retains all natural richness and flavor of peanut with exact nutrient sources of proteins e, k and b vitamins.

  • The Story Of Peanuts
  • Nutritional Value of Peanuts
  • Fact Sheet

Peanuts are one of the world's oldest crops - let's discover their interesting history !

Around the world the peanut is called by different names including ground nuts, goobers (from the Congo word "nguba"), pinders and guinea seed. Peanuts have been cultivated by humans for an amazing 7600 years! Anthropologists believe the earliest domesticated peanuts were grown on the slopes of the Andes mountains in South America.

In 2007, a team of scientists led by Prof Tom Dillehay from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee discovered the earliest-known evidence of peanut farming in the Ñanchoc Valley in Northern Peru. Wild peanuts do not occur in the region naturally so the scientists believe they were domesticated elsewhere and then brought into the Ñanchoc Valley by traders or mobile farmers. After the colonisation of the New World, Portuguese and Spanish sailers (who valued peanuts as they were easy to store on board ships) carried peanuts to Africa where they became common in the western tropical region. They were also introduced into East Asia from where they made their way into China in the 1600s.

When Africans were brought to North America as slaves, the peanut came with them. Slave traders carried peanuts as a food source because they were cheap but nutritious. An 1860 report in a Milwaukee newspaper, describing the British seizure of a slave ship, noted that it was "half-loaded" with peanuts. Africa continued to be a major source of peanuts for many years. In 1858 it was reported that "from 50,000 to 60,000 tons a year" of peanuts were being shipped from Africa to the United States, Great Britain and France.

African exports dwindled in the 1880s after the southern states of the United States increased production.

Nutritional Value of Peanuts

RAW PEANUTS - 100g

NUTRIENT

UNITS

VALUE PER 100gm

 Proximates

 Water

g

6.50

 Energy

kcal

567

 Energy

kj

2374

 Protein

g

25.80

 Total lipid (fat)

g

49.24

 Ash

g

2.33

 Carbohydrate, by difference

g

16.13

 Fibre, total dietary

g

8.5

 Sugars, total

g

3.97

 Minerals

 Calcium

mg

92

 Iron

mg

4.58

 Magnesium

mg

168

 Phosphorus

mg

376

 Potassium

mg

705

 Sodium

mg

18

 Zinc

mg

3.27

 Copper

mg

1.144

 Manganese

mg

1.934

 Selenium

mcg

7.2

 Vitamins

 Thiamine

mg

0.640

 Riboflavin

mg

0.135

 Niacin

mg

12.066

 Pantothenic acid

mg

1.767

 Vitamin B6

mg

0.348

 Folate, total

mcg

240

 Vitamin E

mg

8.33

 Lipids

 Fatty acids, total saturated

g

6.834

 Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

g

24.429

 Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

g

15.559

 Cholesterol

mg

0

 Phytosterols

mg

220

 Amino acids

 Tryptophan

g

0.250

 Threonine

g

0.883

 Isoleucine

g

0.907

 Leucine

g

1.672

 Lysine

g

0.926

 Methionine

g

0.317

 Cystine

g

0.331

 Phenylalanine

g

1.337

 Tyrosine

g

1.049

 Valine

g

1.082

 Arginine

g

3.085

 Histidine

g

0.652

 Alanine

g

1.025

 Aspartic acid

g

3.146

 Glutamic acid

g

5.390

 Glycine

g

1.554

 Proline

g

1.138

 Serine

g

1.271

















Fact Sheet

Some interesting fact sheets about various aspects of the peanuts in general and peanuts and nutrition. These fact sheets may be of assistance of interested in learning more about the non-agricultural side of the peanut industry.

All About Peanuts
Peanuts are full of protein, natural fibre and have a low glycemic index. In fact they're "Nature's Protein Powerhouse".

Health Benefits of Peanuts
For centuries peanuts have provided sustenance for travellers. Today peanuts are recognised for their nutritional benefits

Healthy Peanuts
Clinical studies have shown that diets that contain peanuts lower total and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels in the blood. Peanuts also have many other heart healthy nutritional attributes

Peanuts and Weight: Fact and Fallacy
Eating peanuts makes you feel "full" and research indicates that including peanuts in a healthy diet can help people lose weight

Vitamins and Minerals
Peanuts contain folate, niacin, thiamine and much, much more...

Peanuts and Diabetes: Fact or Fallacy
Research indicates that eating peanuts can reduce the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes

Peanuts and "Good Fats"
The latest research has shown that unsaturated fat, mono- and poly- (plant based), can actually be beneficial for health