Groundnut, also called as peanut is mainly cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions. Unlike other dry fruit, it is grown underground and this is the reason it is named groundnut. The soil in which this type of nuts is grown becomes more fertile and it is possible to use it for crop rotation. Indians mainly consume this type of nuts as a light snacking item. The nuts with or without skin are either boiled with salt or roasted with salt. The taste of this type of nuts make it ideal to be used in both, savory and sweet dishes. The roasted variety is often garnished over salads and Indian traditional breakfast meal called poha, to give them a crunchy body.
- These can also be obtained from extracting oil.
- These can be grinded for making chutney to be served with idli and dosa.
- Food processing companies can buy in bulk for making butter.
- A handful of groundnut can be filling.
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