Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)
Low cost value added products by using groundnut for human being
Author(s): Shweta Singh, Neelma Kunwar
Abstract: Groundnut, also known as peanuts, is considered a very healthy snack. However, it is successfully grown in other parts of the world as well. The name of the plant combines the morpheme ‘pea’ and ‘nut’. In the culinary sense, it is regarded as a nut, but in the botanical sense, the fruit of the plant is a woody legume. Thus, the groundnut is actually a kind of pea. The groundnut is also known by different names like earthnuts, goobers, goober peas, pindas, jack nuts, pinders, manila nuts and monkey nuts. Throughout the world, they are known for their nutrition and health benefits.