Peanuts are a good source of protein.
The protein content ranges from 22-30% of calories making peanuts a rich plant-based protein source.
The most abundant proteins in peanuts, arachin and conarachin, can be severely allergenic to some people, causing life-threatening reactions
Peanuts are a type of nuts, originating in South America.
Scientifically known as Arachis hypogea, peanuts go by a variety of names, such as groundnuts, earth nuts, and goobers.
However, peanuts are technically not nuts. They actually belong to the legume family and are therefore related to beans, lentils, and soy.
In the US, peanuts are rarely eaten raw. Instead, they are most often consumed as roasted and salted whole peanuts or peanut butter.