Peanuts originally come from Brazil and Peru. Today’s main growing countries are China, India, Indonesia, USA, Central America, Argentina, Brazil and Africa. Pakka peanuts come from China and Colombia.
The peanut is not a real nut, but belongs to the legume family. After fertilization of the blossom, the flower stalk becomes longer, bends downwards and penetrates the earth. There the fruit, the peanut, develops. This is therefore not gepﬂückt, but dug up. Peanuts are harvested in September and October in the northern hemisphere and in April and May in the southern hemisphere.