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Agricultural Research Service

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Peanuts 101 - the Basics
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1 - Overview
2 - Brief History
3 - General Information
4 - Planting
5 - Growth
6 - Irrigation
7 - Fungi (Molds)
8 - Harvest and Drying (Curing)
9 - Grading and Testing
10 - Marketing
11 - Health and Nutrition
12 - Other Uses of Peanuts
Overview


Did you know ...

» peanuts don't grow on trees?
» peanuts are a good source of protein?
» peanuts are in the legume family?
» peanuts are a source of "good" fats?
» peanut skins can be used to make a drink?
» peanuts can power your car?
 

The following pages give a very brief overview of the peanut's history, how it grows, processing - field to consumer, economic impact, health and nutritional aspects, and some uses other than for food. Follow the "Peanut 101" links at the left to find out more about PEANUTS.

 

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