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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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Effects of intercropping with groundnut, bacterial strains and inorganic fertilizers on Striga incidence and sorghum growth:
Borkar (2016) found the ARIMA (0,1,1) model as the best forecasting model for the groundnut production over a time period between 1950-1951 and 2013-2014 in India.
The oil content of iron treated groundnut seeds increases for low concentration of iron (up to 100 mg/kg) applied to soil.
In Ghana, groundnut haulm is commonly used as supplementary feed in ruminant production [24] by smallholder farmers who depend largely on natural pasture.
In a letter issued to Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, President KCCI pointed out that the Department of Plant Protection has stopped issuing Import Permit, which resulted in completely halting the import of groundnuts and also caused severe shortages in the local markets.
According to Aifa Fatimata Ndoye Niane, Senior Agriculture Economist and World Bank task team leader, "the project will support the Government of Senegal to design a new groundnut value chain development strategy as well as preparing a longer-term program aimed at diversifying economic activities of the groundnut producing areas."
3heatawokoverahighheat.Add1 tbsp of the groundnut oil and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the chicken shreds.
This is clearly shown in ITFC's huge contribution in financing this deal, given the critical importance of groundnut to the socio-economic situation of the country, the Government of Senegal requested ITFC to cover part of the required funding for this groundnut season," he said.
The man now set up an oil extraction plant and bought up the entire groundnut in the region, and he sold, the oil which was another source of great income.
2 Add the groundnut oil to a wok and heat over a medium-to-high heat.
Medani, May 26 (SUNA) - The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, has attended the start of groundnut cultivation at an area of 300,000 feddans (acres) at Gezira Scheme.