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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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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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Infants with risk factors for peanut allergy, such as severe eczema, egg allergy or both, should be seen by a specialist before peanut introduction.
Still, Arkansas has a long way to go to reach Georgia's level of peanut production; that state has 700,000 acres planted.
The finalists advanced to the "Healthy Baon Recipe" level where they were given 10 minutes to prepare nutritious snacks using Lily's Classic Peanut Butter, Lily's Choco Peanut Butter and Lily's Crunchy Peanut Butter.
The mixture of healthful fats, protein, and fiber in peanuts means they provide nutritional benefits and make a person feel fuller for longer.
While this particular recipe calls for Almond Butter, it can be substituted with peanut butter easily.
Peanuts are the cheapest dry fruits that are equally nutritious and palatable.
The company currently offers probiotic oral immunotherapy treatment products for peanut allergy in children.
In 2012, 6,561 farm businesses produced the nation's peanut crop, planting an average of 247 acres per farm with average yields of 4,211 pounds per acre (6) and average per-farm peanut production of 525 tons.
Qaumi Watan Party MPA Abdul Karim said that with the extension of Pehur High Level Canal the entire area of peanut cultivation was expected to get irrigation facility and then the growers might switch to growing other crops.
Notable Nutrients: Peanuts 1 ounce (28 g), dry roasted, no salt Calories: 164 Folate: 41 meg (10% DV) Protein: 7 g (13% DV) Magnesium: 49 mg (10% DV) Vitamin E: 2 mg (10% DV) Phosphorus: 100 mg (10% DV) Niacin:4mg(19%DV) Manganese: Img (29% DV) Note: c=cup, g=gram, mg=milligram, mcg=microgram, DV=Daily Value, based on 2,000 calories/day Sweet and Spicy Peanut Granola 3 1/2 c oatmeal, dry 8 oz dry-roasted peanuts 1/3 c honey 1/4 c molasses 1/4 c peanut oil 1 Tbsp peanut butter, smooth 1 Tbsp cinnamon, ground 1/4 tsp allspice, ground 1/8 tsp red or cayenne pepper 1 1/2 c dried cranberries 1.
There is no specific age group of peanut lovers and everyone including children, youngsters, middle aged or older people cannot stop their hands until they finished the peanuts serving placed in front of them.