Groundnut, peanut

Groundnut belongs to the plant family Fabaceae. Groundnut is also known by various names such as Peanut, Mallattai, Kachan, goober, Pindar, monkey nut, etc. Groundnut is native to South America. Today groundnut is cultivated in various countries of the world.

Peanuts are cultivated mainly for their edible seeds. Unlike other legumes, groundnut is a plant that grows underground rather than above ground.

Nutrients contained in groundnuts

100 grams of groundnut is rich in the following nutrients.
Carbohydrate - 21 mg.
Fiber - 9 mg.
Soluble fat - 40 mg.
Protein - 25 mg.
Tryptophan - 0.24 g.
Tryonine - 0.85 kg
Isoleucine - 0.85 mg.
Leucine - 1.625 mg.
Lysine - 0.901 kg
Glutamic acid - 5 g
Glycine - 1.512 kg
Vitamin - B1, B2, B3, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C.
Calcium - 93.00 mg.
Copper - 11.44 mg.
Iron - 4.58 mg.
Magnesium - 168.00 mg.
Manganese - 1.934 mg.
Phosphorus - 376.00 mg.
Potassium - 705.00 mg.
Sodium - 18.00 mg.
Zinc - 3.27 mg.
Water content - 6.50 g.
Rich in such nutrients. It is also packed with folic acid nutrients.

Peanuts are high in protein, oil, and fiber. So peanuts are a treat for our body and for our taste buds of the tongue.

We generally think that the most expensive nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, and cashews, are high in nutrients. But cheaper and more readily available groundnuts contain more nutrients than all of these. Peanuts also have the power to build immunity. That is why it is called the 'cashew of the poor'.

The importance of groundnut

Groundnut is one of the key ingredients in the diet of South Indians. Groundnut is used in a wide variety of foods and recipes. But most people do not know its medicinal properties.

In the field where groundnut is cultivated in our country, there will not be so many rats till the fruiting season. However, if the fruit is started on the groundnut plant, you could have seen that the rats are overgrown. Thus increasing the nuisance of rats in the field. This is because of the "folic acid" in groundnuts, which are high in groundnuts, which helps in reproduction.

Peanuts are used in butter, desserts, roasted peanuts, snacks, soups, and salads as well, other than oil extraction.

Medicinal uses of groundnut

Strengthens the uterus
Groundnut is rich in nutrients like folic acid, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, vitamins, and manganese. Women who regularly eat peanuts have a smooth functioning uterus and do not develop uterine tumors or cysts. Not only this, eating peanuts maximize your chances of fertility. It regulates the growth of female hormones. Thus, it also prevents them from getting breast cancer. Regular consumption of groundnuts by women can help prevent osteoporosis.

Preventing heart disease

Those who think they should not gain weight can continue to eat peanuts. Groundnut is rich in resveratrol. It protects the heart valves. It also prevents the occurrence of heart diseases.

Stimulating the brain
Groundnut is rich in the amino acid called ‘pariptophan’. It is used to produce the brain-stimulating biochemical serotonin. Serotonin stimulates the nerves in the brain. Relieves stress. Peanuts contain niacin, a vitamin that helps in brain development. It also helps greatly in memory. Regulates blood flow.

Reducing bad cholesterol

Peanuts contain chemicals such as resveratrol, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and phytosterols. It helps prevent the absorption of bad fats from our diet and helps maintain heart health.

Preventing the development of diabetes

Groundnut is rich in manganese. Manganese plays an important role in the conversion of fats. Groundnut makes sure that Calcium from the food we eat is also used to get to our body. Dissolve gallstones and eating 30 grams of groundnut daily will prevent gallstones. Preventing the development of diabetes.

Maintaining youth

It helps greatly in maintaining youth. Groundnut contains an antioxidant called polyphenols. It is used to prevent us from getting sick and to maintain youth.

Increasing immunity

Peanuts help prevent disease and help maintain youthfulness. It is believed that eating groundnuts increases body fat. But, that is not true. The zinc and copper in peanuts reduce the amount of bad fats in our body and increase the amount of good fats. The omega-3 nutrient in peanuts boosts our body's immune system.

Groundnut has innumerable benefits. Let’s eat peanuts in moderation and live healthier.