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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Peanuts 101 - the Basics
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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.


Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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