The groundnut is otherwise known as peanut and is scientifically called Arachis hypogaea. Though termed as a nut these are not nuts but legumes which are rich sources of protein.
Indian peanuts are cultivated over an acreage of 31 million hectares – roughly the size of Nigeria.
Indian peanuts are consumed in over 50 countries. Indian peanuts are the only source that are available all-round the year. Crops are planted in two cycles and harvested in March and October. There are several other inter-cropping cycles which makes Indian peanut a prime source of supply.
Recent quality drive in the Indian peanut industry by APEDA have started resulting in good practices in food safety & the control of aflatoxin.
Varieties of Groundnut/ peanuts seeds
there are several Indian peanut varieties, including Java, Bold, TJ, Java Long, G20, K6, Mathadi, J24 and Western 44. Customers often buy the Java (white round shape) for hand to mouth consumption while the peanut butter factories choose bold & Tj depending on the process.
depending on the seeding type, peanuts grow between 90 and 120 days. Each seed variety have varying oil content, shelf life & freshness.
Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and phosphorus. They also are naturally free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein (a higher proportion than in any true nut). While peanuts are considered high in fat, they primarily contain “good” fats also known as unsaturated fats.
P. P. Bag – 55.12 lb / 25 kg or 110.23 lb/ 50 kg
Jute Bag – 110.23 lb / 50 kg
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