Arachis hypogeo(Peanut)

French :ground nut. Wolof : Guertté Goun : Azinn.


Peanuts are known for their seeds which are eaten fresh, raw, roasted, cooked, sweetened, or salted, in porridge, in sauce, in soup, the leaves and empty pods are diuretics. It is not a nut it is a vegetable just like green beans, soybeans, lentils, or peas. The peanut originates from Brazil and was introduced by the Portuguese to Africa. The seeds develop underground in a pod that contains two or three seeds. When the stems and leaves turn yellow it is a sign that the fruits are ripe and picking can begin.

Properties and uses

Peanuts are very rich in vitamins, minerals, and trace elements: iron, vegetable proteins, copper, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, mineral salts in vitamins B1, B3, B6. And E and fibers. The seed contains 50% oil and is a good source of energy. The seeds' high content of zinc and vitamin E make them a powerful nutritional supplement for men. It is a good natural aphrodisiac that improves the quality of the sperm, strengthens the mobility of the sperm, makes the man fertile, and stimulates his sexual desire. Women are also not forgotten if they are not obese to reduce fat because vitamin E is a fertility vitamin for everyone. In addition, zinc and copper improve the quality of menstruation and the permeability of the tubes in women. Use fresh seeds and cold-pressed peanut oil. Vitamin E is fat-soluble and is heat resistant. In decoction the leaves and pods are diuretics.


Fresh peanuts can be stored in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator. When shelled and dried, they will keep for 3 months. Roasted and locked in an airtight bottle, they can be kept for 8 months. On the other hand, peanut butter once started can only be kept for a week. In cooking, butter and oil are used for the preparation of sauces, meat, fish, soups, soups, and many pastries. Peanut oil has a very long shelf life. Good ladies also make a tough peanut paste that will keep for years.



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