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groundnut,

common name for several different genera of twining herbaceous, leguminous plants with geocarpie (underground fruits), chiefly the peanutpeanut,
name for a low, annual leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea) of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) and for its edible seeds. Native to South America and cultivated there for millenia, it is said to have been introduced to Africa by early explorers, and Africans
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. Groundnuts are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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groundnut

(not the same as other plants called “groundnut”) A vine with edible beans and tuberous roots. red/brown/purple flowers. One of the most popular edible plant foods of North American indians. Very high in starch and protein (3x more than potatoes). Very popular steamed, roasted, boiled etc. Sometimes there are entire strings of potato-like bulges growing along a root or stem, like a beaded necklace.

groundnut

1. a North American climbing leguminous plant, Apios tuberosa, with fragrant brown flowers and small edible underground tubers
2. the tuber of this plant
3. any of several other plants having underground nutlike parts
4. Brit another name for peanut
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For central India, which produces jowar, soybean, maize, sunflower, cotton, groundnut and sugarcane, rainfall is likely to be 94 per cent of the region- specific long term average of 975.
Growing demand for peanuts in China and European countries has left groundnut oil prices on the boil in the state and prices are likely to rise, as on an average only five oil mills of total 250 in Saurashtra region are functioning due to severe shortage of supply.
Groundnut pods, which had been subjected to the following post- harvest handlings after harvesting (pulling) in the dry (minor) season were used: (i) inverted windrowing in the field for one week followed by stripping and further sun-drying of pods on interlaced polypropylene mats at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for three weeks; (ii) No windrowing (leaving pulled plants in the field at random) for one week followed by stripping and further drying of pods on interlaced polypropylene mats at KNUST for three weeks; (iii) immediately stripping and drying of pods on interlaced polypropylene mats at KNUST for four weeks; and (iv) immediately stripping of pods and storage in interlaced polypropylene sacks without drying for four weeks (control).
SICHUAN PEPPER BEEF WITH FIVE-A-DAY VEGETABLES AND FIVE-SPICE GRAVY (Serves 2) 2 sirloin steaks, cut into strips 2 tbsps groundnut oil 1 medium red chilli, deseeded and chopped ' onion, chopped 1 small handful broccoli 1 small handful chopped mangetout 1 small handful chopped carrots 1 small handful chopped baby corn 300ml hot fresh beef or vegetable stock 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp cornflour blended with 2 tablespoons cold water 1 spring onion, finely sliced Salt and ground white pepper For the marinade: 1 tbsp shaosing rice wine or dry sherry 2 tsps ground Sichuan pepper 1 tsp dark soy sauce 'tsp Chinese five-spice powder 2 garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped Method Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and marinate the beef for as long as possible, overnight is best.
of Birmingham Centre of West African Studies) and Jeng (country development manager, African Development Bank) provide an account of the Gambian groundnut trade, following it from its rise after the end of the slave trade to the end of the 20th century.
In contrast to the almost uniform consumption of maize, the frequencies of groundnut consumption in February in the four villages did differ significantly (p < 0.
Marinade for fish Zest and juice of 1 lime 1 clove garlic (crushed 1 /4 chilli (finely chopped 1 tbsp coriander chopped 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 /4 pint groundnut or olive oil Salt PepperCocktail Recipes
75 billion (US$30 million) commercial paper financing deal for Sonacos, the Senegalese producer of groundnut oil.
This new policy, test piloted among 892 low-income groundnut farmers in famine-stricken Malawi, extends credit previously inaccessible by mitigating weather risks and isolating farmers and lending institutions from environmental factors.
This has resulted in the old story of over reliance on a single crop with fluctuating international prices, which translates into oscillating export revenues and uncertainty for the country's many groundnut farmers.
Or you may be further enticed by African Groundnut Stew, Vegetarian Pot Roast, Basque-Style Fava Bean Stew, Shepherd's Vegetable Pie, and Chicken-Out Salad.