Peanuts are legumes that grow on a plant under the earth. The peanut plant is an unusual plant because the fruits grow exceptionally quickly. It takes 120 to 160 days from seed to harvest. The flower sets above the ground and after it wilts its stem elongates, bends downwards and drills into the ground. The seeds develop underground. Therefore, the peanut is not picked but dug up, and peanuts are not classified as nuts but as legumes.
Peanuts originally come from South America. More than 3,500 years ago, the Incas used peanuts when burying their dead to give them food to take along to the hereafter. The Spanish explorers took peanuts back to Spain and from there they were distributed through Asia and Africa. The peanut became a frequently grown crop, especially in Africa where they were even considered to have a soul. Peanuts were introduced to the United States from Africa having been carried on the slave ships. Peanut consumption increased enormously as an effect of the American Civil War in the 1860s, since both the Northern and the Southern army considered the peanut as a valuable food product. Nowadays, peanuts are processed into different products and are used as an ingredient in many kitchens throughout the world.
Peanuts contain high amounts of vitamin B3, vitamin E and zinc. Zinc is important for the development of proteins and for renewing tissue. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that can play an important role in preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Vitamin B3 plays a role in the functioning of our nervous system and in keeping a healthy skin.
Further informationen to other nuts:
Nutritional value Peanuts
Peanuts Nutritional value per 100 grams RDA
Energy 2614 kJ / 631 kcal
Protein 25.2 g
Carbohydrates 12.9 g
o.w. sugars 4.8 g
Fats 51.7 g
o.w. saturated 7.5 g
o.w. mono unsat. 32.1 g
o.w. poly unsat. 9.5 g
Dietary fiber 6.8 g
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 56.0 mg 7.0%
Magnesium 216.0 mg 58.0%
Phosphorus 456.0 mg
Iron 1.9 mg 14.0%
Zinc 3.3 mg 33.0%
Vitamin B1 0.2 mg 15.0%
Vitamin B2 0.1 mg 6.0%
Vitamin B3 17.5 mg 109.0%
Vitamin E 6.4 mg 53.0%
Folic acid 56.6 mcg
one of the most common types of groundnuts. In fact it belongs to the family of legumes. Due to its qualities and healthiness, it’s hard to overestimate peanut nutrition value. Iranian Peanut bean contain more than 35% of proteins, around 50% of fats and big amount of necessary for human vitamins and trace elements, moreover, there are lots of unsaturated fatty acids and none of the cholostrine in it and finally, exquisite taste make peanut as indispensable product for a full and healthy diet.
Iranian Peanut is widely used in the food industry (confectionery industry) as well as a delicacy in blanched or roasted forms.
We get the raw product directly from the growth country- from Argentina, by contracting with the largest manufacturers. It gives us an opportunity to guarantee the freshness and high quality of the obtained product and let us to propose profitable price.
Interesting that argentine Iranian peanut has characteristic shape and size of the kernel. In comparison with its Chinese fellow, which is little bit bigger but insipid, argentine Iranian peanutis slightly sweet and has a rich aftertaste. Therefore, in a salted form argentine peanut isn’t cloying and annoying, but soft and quite pleasant taste.
The raw product which we get from our suppliers is partially processed in Argentina, where all unnecessary rubbish is removed. However, further processing and roasting takes place in Russia.
In contrast to the products from other manufacturers, our Iranian peanut is processed using an unique technology- by the method of “dry roasting”. This method implies treating the product with dry air. Herewith, every nut evenly stewed, but even in process of time doesn’t become burnt, because there is no excess of oil.
Furthermore, dry roasting is better than in frying in oil, because it lets peanut not just to save all useful properties and ensures that there is none of carcinogens. These peanut is tasty and doesn’t leave any sludge on the hands.
To conclude, peanut and Iranian peanut butter mainly contain unsaturated fatty acids, which help to decrease the amount of cholesterol in blood. Recent researches showed that regular eating of peanut as a part of nutrition can considerably decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Due to all these advantages Iranian peanut is easy-selling product, very popular among people.