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A species of legume, Arachis hypogaea, which is high in protein, energy and nutritional value, and rich in niacin, antioxidants, resveratrol and coenzyme Q10.
Peanuts are a very common cause of foreign-body aspirates, and represent about 10% of all symptomatic foreign material retrieved by endoscopy of children.
Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergy; 150/year die in the US from food allergies.

Peanuts contain oxalates that can crystallise in the form of kidney and gallstones, and should be avoided by those with kidney or gallbladder disease.
Peanuts are susceptible to mould and the frequently occurring presence of aflatoxin produced by Aspergillus flavus.
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An oily herb of the legume family, Arachis hypogaea, whose seeds are consumed for their nutritional value and whose oil, derived from the seeds, is used in cooking.
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Patient discussion about peanut

Q. does being allergic to peanuts mean you can’t eat peanuts as a whole nut? Or should you avoid spreads, cookies, cornflakes etc. as well.

A. people allergic to peanuts are, most of the times, a very severely allergic people. it has an astounding reaction that can lead to death because of specks of peanuts in a cookie.

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News accounts reported "his stentorian cry of 'ice cold soda water--who wants one?' has won him the rating of a championship contender in his chosen line." He wore a hat band clearly labeled "Elmer Dean." (25) According to Roy Forrest of the Miami News, "Nobody could duplicate Elmer's lusty bellow--'Buy a goober!'--which sold thousands of pounds of peanuts." (26)
Goober Networks, the only complete Unified Communications (UC) solution, today announced goober 3.0 as a public beta, a completely new collaboration solution that includes multi-protocol instant messaging, HD (high definition) Voice to landlines and cell phones and 6-way video conferencing calls to PCs including Windows and Macintosh (the current beta version offers 4-way video conferencing; however, the final public release of goober 3.0 will support a record-setting 6-way video conferencing capability).
Louis was named after Louis Walsh from X Factor and Goober just looked like a Goober.
You get to do different things like driving the Pattie Wagon (a motorised crab burger) and running round a sweet factory called the Goofy Goober which is full of Plankton's helpers who have peanut hats.
The main five Fraggles - Red, Goober, Wembley, Gobo and Mokey spent their time hunting for radishes in the garden of Ma, Pa and Junior Gorg, or eating large structures built by the Doozers - tiny green workers on Fraggle Rock.
From this point of view, the delay of the goober pea on the food scene is a bit of a puzzle, partial answers to which can be found in various parts of the book.
Nineteen entrants with stage names including The Goober, Trans Am Mama, Johnny Rocket and C-Diddy lined up in a dingy lower Manhattan bar to fight it out for the coveted ticket to Helsinki.
This book sets out the history of the peanut, or Goober pea, in an accessible way with a language and layout targeted more at the layman than the scholar.
Avoid: artificial nuts, goober peas, nut spreads, cakes, biscuits, pastries, ice cream, cereal bars, veggie burgers, marzipan, praline, satay sauce, curries, salad dressings, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian dishes.
The Aramark company, which runs the food concession, is worried about being sued by a bystander hit by a flying goober bag.
As if somehow Amanda's little son had forever been prattling in the distance, "Jesus loves me...," and you had tolerated her jeremiads long enough to be having a drink beside her at Goober's in the afternoon when she started thinking, yes, life is hard but maybe not the "kind of hard" she'd always believed--"like praying and climbing a hill" and never making a false step--maybe "it's a whole different kind of thing this hard where you don't know what you're doing, what's the right thing to do, when you can't be sure you're not really a fool." As if the magisterial silence of the caves was something you knew from birth, and all you needed was Cissy to tell you a little bit about flowstone.
"Those East Coast reporters can make you look like a complete goober," Chelan County Prosecutor Gary Riesen told a Spokane reporter.