Originally, peanuts originated in 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 true nut, but belongs to the legumes. After the flower is fertilized, the flower stalk becomes longer, curves downward and penetrates the soil. There the fruit, the peanut, develops. This is why it is not picked, but dug up. Peanuts are harvested in September and October in the northern hemisphere and in April and May in the southern hemisphere.
- have a high content of unsaturated fatty acids and dietary fiber. Dietary fiber supports normal digestion.
- are considered a source of protein. These contribute to the increase and maintenance of muscle mass.
- are considered a source of phosphorus. This mineral contributes to normal energy metabolism and maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
- are rich in niacin and folate (folic acid). These vitamins support normal mental function and help reduce fatigue
Source: SR 817.022.16 Verordnung des EDI vom 16. Dezember 2016 betreffend die Information über Lebensmittel (LIV)
Before the peanuts are put on the market, they are roasted. This improves their flavor, extends shelf life and removes bitter substances. Peanuts are sold in the shell, as kernels, blanched, roasted and chopped. Peanut is best known as a roasted and salted snack. Peanuts are also extremely popular in chocolate bars, cookies, cakes and muesli. In Asian cuisine, they are an integral part of numerous rice and wok dishes.
Natural, roasted, salted and spiced peanuts should be stored protected from oxygen and sunlight, ideally at 15 degrees. Closed, opaque packaging is particularly suitable for this purpose.
Source: Schwarz, G. (2012). Gesund mit Nüssen. Herbig, München.
Nutrition facts (100g contain)
(thereof 4,2 g sugar)
(thereof 8.6 g unsaturated
Partners and suppliers
YISHUI XINGYE ASSOCIATION, China
The farmers of the Yishui Xingye Association live in the Chinese province of Shandong on the lower reaches of the Yellow River, which flows into the Yellow Sea a few hundred kilometers away. This province ranks first in China when it comes to the cultivation of nuts. The Yishui Xingye farmers' cooperative contributes about 450 tons of peanuts annually.