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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.


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.


seed kernels of the plant Arachis hypogaea cultivated as a commercial crop. Made into peanut meal after the oil is extracted. The kernels and meal are subject to fungal growth and may cause aflatoxicosis. Called also groundnut.

peanut hulls
a source of supplementary fiber in manufactured pet foods; it is high in lignin.
peanut meal
residue after the extraction of peanut oil; a high protein (40 to 50%) feed supplement; low in methionine, lysine and tryptophan. May be mixed with hulls when it becomes of less value because of the high (30%) of fiber.
peanut oil
a refined fixed oil extracted from peanuts; used as a solvent for drugs.

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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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.
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.
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In the past, it has been shown that peanut butter contains trans fatty acids and therefore the composition of peanut butter is different from peanuts.
So how do you safely introduce peanuts to a baby at 4 to 6 months of age?
The main message of the guidelines is that "early feeding of peanut may prevent peanut allergy," Dr.
The bulk of Bulloch Countys dryland peanuts should be harvested in the next week or so, Tyson said.
Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts (Golden), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company , has announced that it has acquired an 80 percent ownership stake in a peanut shelling and storage facility in Jan Kempdorp, South Africa.
Editor's note: Sanders and Schor review peanut allergy on page 38.
The consensus communication upends traditional views about preventing childhood peanut allergy and highlights the landmark LEAP study in which high-risk infants fed peanut-based foods had about an 80% lower risk of developing peanut allergy, compared with those fed a peanut-free diet.