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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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President KCCI informed that owing to reduced local production and suspension of groundnuts imports, the local price of groundnuts with and without crust have escalated by Rs100 and Rs35 per kilogram respectively.
The cropping system consists of wheat as the major winter crop (November-May) with inter-cropping of grams (chickpeas), lentils and mustards, while the summer crops (May-October) includes groundnut, sorghum and millet (Beg et al.
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.
The pothowar groundnut has beautiful grains, easy to break and is very tasty while this variety produces 15 percent higher yield than the previous varieties.
use of groundnuts in the preparation of bacteriological media, Indian J Med Sei, 21: 25-26,1967.
Since many kinds of prepared groundnuts are favourable in the international market, groundnut free trade would also benefit the domestic small-scale confectionery sectors.
Dried fermented maize and groundnuts paste was pulverized by crushing in mortal and then stored in airtight container or polyethylene bags.
The investigators found that consumption of maize and groundnuts was higher overall in African and Asian countries than in wealthier, more developed nations, leading to increased aflatoxin exposure.
GROUNDNUTS The second of Myddelton's fiascos is the "groundnut scheme.
Potatoes need only one year to produce tubers; groundnuts need two or three seasons.
Aflatoxins have been discovered within: Polish roasted and salted peanuts in Slovenia; Ethiopian mixed spices in Italy; Chinese, Ivory Coast and Ghanaian peanut butter in Britain; American almonds in Italy; Turkish hazelnuts, kernels and paste in France, Germany and Italy; Nigerian ogbono groundnuts in Britain; and Iranian pistachio nuts in Germany, Spain and Poland, among others.