Peanuts

Peanuts originated in South America where they were a staple diet of the Aztecs and other Native Indians in South America and Mexico. Today, the nuts are widely cultivated oil seeds and has established as prime commercial crop in China, India, African nations, and the US. Peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, ground nuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume. Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy Mediter..

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