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What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 11:41am On Aug 11, 2021
Peanuts (Arachis hypogea) are rich in essential nutrients with several health benefits. They are also known as groundnuts, goobers, and earth nuts and are usually consumed roasted or in their raw form. Peanuts are high in calories and contain all the 20 amino acids, the most abundant of them being arginine which stimulates the immune system. Furthermore, they are rich in several vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that are used to treat many ailments. Peanuts may promote heart health, aid weight loss, prevent gallstones, and help in blood sugar control. Peanuts are an especially good source of healthful fats, protein, and fiber. They also contain plenty of potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and B vitamins. Despite being high in calories, peanuts are nutrient-rich and low in carbohydrates.

Vitamins: vitamin B-3 (niacin); vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol); vitamin B-1 (thiamine); vi...
Fats: monounsaturated fats; polyunsaturated fats; saturated fats
Macronutrients: protein; carbohydrate; fiber; sugars
Minerals: potassium; phosphorous; magnesium; calcium; sodium; iron; zinc.

Peanuts help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. They can also stop small blood clots from forming and reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Foods with a lot of protein can help you feel full with fewer calories.
The recommended daily servings are a handful of peanuts (1-2 ounces depending on your size) or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. magnesium were also significantly elevated.

So, is it safe to eat peanut every day? The short answer is yes*. You can have great health benefits from eating peanuts each day.
Peanuts can be a great addition to a plant-forward lifestyle.


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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 5:33pm On Aug 11, 2021
Roasted, salted peanuts are high in sodium, which health professionals link to heart disease. That said, eating roasted, salted peanuts as part of a balanced diet is okay. As with most foods, the key to enjoying peanuts is eating them in moderation as part of a healthful, calorie-controlled diet.

Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by ola1989(f): 6:24pm On Aug 11, 2021
what peanut mean to Nigerian is a sources of income people did not know the health benefit of peanut,mostly of Nigeria farmer are illiterate so they only sell it to make money

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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 6:37pm On Aug 11, 2021
ola1989:
what peanut mean to Nigerian is a sources of income people did not know the health benefit of peanut,mostly of Nigeria farmer are illiterate so they only sell it to make money


That's very true ma. That's why i've taken it upon myself to enlighten the general public of its immense benefits to the society. And if ever there is a need for further enquiries, we will always be happy to assist.
Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 8:59am On Aug 13, 2021
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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by DoctorDree(m): 11:03pm On Aug 13, 2021
Most don’t care about the health benefits but the cash involved

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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 11:18am On Aug 14, 2021
DoctorDree:
Most don’t care about the health benefits but the cash involved


Fact sir. Hence the need to do our little part. Spreading the word while ensuring top quality made in Nigeria services are rendered.
Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 5:16pm On Aug 15, 2021
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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 8:13am On Aug 17, 2021
Groundnut or Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is a major crop grown in the arid and semi-arid zone of Nigeria. It is either grown for its nut, oil or its vegetative residue (haulms). Recently, the use of groundnut meal is becoming more recognized not only as a dietary supplement for children on protein poor cereals-based diets but also as effective treatment for children with protein related malnutrition.

It is the 13th most important food crop of the world and the 4th most important source of edible oil. Its seeds contain high quality edible oil (50%), easily digestible protein (25%) and carbohydrates (20%) (FAO, 1994)[1].

The crop is mainly grown in the northern part of Nigeria; over 85% of the groundnuts produced in the country were accounted for by Kano, Kaduna, Taraba, Bauchi, Bornu, and Adamawa states (Abal and Harkness, 1978)[2]

Importance



Peanut sauce, prepared with onions, garlic, peanut butter/paste, and vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, and cauliflower, can be vegetarian (the peanuts supplying ample protein) or prepared with meat, usually chicken.

Peanuts are used in the Mali meat stew “maafe”. In Ghana, peanut butter is used for peanut butter soup nkate nkwan. Crushed peanuts may also be used for peanut candies nkate cake and kuli-kuli, as well as other local foods such as oto. Peanut butter is also an ingredient in Nigeria’s “African salad”. Peanut powder is an important ingredient in the spicy coating for kebabs in Nigeria and Ghana.

Peanuts are also used in a wide variety of other areas, such as[3]

Biodiesel fuel
Peanut laxatives
Peanut dye
Peanut shampoo
Peanut insecticide
Peanut explosives
Peanut glue
Cultivation

Groundnut is grown in a well-drained sandy loam, or sandy clay loam soil. Deep well drained soil with high fertility. An optimum soil temperature for good germination is 30oC. it is usually grown in rotation with cereals as it help in efficient nutrient utilization and reduces soil borne diseases.

Land preparation should ensure that all crop residues and weeds are completely buried; ploughing and harrowing are also carried out to make a seed bed of fine tilth for proper germination and growth of crops. It could be sown on ridge or on flat. The recommended spacing for groundnut is 75 cm between the rows and 25 cm between the plants within the rows[4]. Fertilizer can be applied at the rate of 54 kg/ha P2 O5 and 25 kg/ha K2O for good crop production; and can be applied before or immediately after planting[5].

Planting should be done as soon as possible after the onset of the rains. Early planting is recommended to avoid rosette attack.

Pest and diseases

The major pests attacking groundnut include: groundnut borer, red flour beetle, almond moth, termite, white grub, jassid, aphid, tobacco caterpillar etc.



There are a number of diseases that affect the crop some of which include: groundnut rosette, groundnut streak, bacteria wilt, anthracnose, fusarium wilt, pod rot etc.

Groundnut rosette disease is one of the most destructive diseases of groundnut in sub-Saharan Africa, which is transmitted by Aphids, although rosette epidemics are sporadic, yield losses approach 100% whenever the disease occurs in epidemic proportions. For example, an epidemic in northern Nigeria destroyed approximately 0.75 million hectares of groundnut with an estimated loss of US$250 million in regional trade (Yayock et al. 1976)[6].

However, significant research has since develop preventive and control measures to ensure good production and sustained yield. Leading to the development of 23 new varieties, which were released in 2011; some of which are resistance to rosette and drought-resistant[7].

Harvest

Harvesting usually consists of a series of operations comprising digging, lifting, windrowing, stocking and threshing. Some of these tasks can be combined or eliminated depending on the system applied. Among the field operations concerned with groundnut cultivation, harvesting is the most laborious and costly endeavor. Harvesting should be done when the crop reached physiological maturity i.e., when a few leaves turned brown and the inner ribs of the groundnut were a pronounced brown in color. All the pods are recovered when pulled out of the soil.

Harvesting may sometimes become a problem especially when the crop has passed the stage of full maturity and the soil has hardened. An appreciable number of pods could be lost if not meticulously carried out; which make the harvest labor intensive.

Constraints

Inconsistencies in government policies as regards production, transportation and marketing of groundnut in Nigeria, which the government was actively involve before the disappearance of the groundnut pyramid of the North, has been identified as the major setback over the years for the crop which shows much prospect for development of the economy; as does in the past.

Storage

After cleaning and grading, the dried pod could be stored in bags and stacked up to 10 bags high in separated stacks to allow air circulation among them. The bags should be piled on wooden planks to avoid damage from dampness.

Economic potential

Nigeria is one of the countries of the world with a variety of oil seeds notably groundnut, oil palm, soybean and cotton seeds. Vegetable oils are used principally for food (mostly as shortening, margarines, and salad and cooking oils) and in the manufacture of soap and other products.

Groundnut is by far the most nutritive oil-seed used in West Africa. The kernels have an average fat and protein content of 75% and an energy value of 360 kcal/100g, compared to 60% and 430 kcal/100 g for soybeans.

In Nigeria, Groundnut provides high quality cooking oil and is an important source of protein for both human and animal diet and also provides much needed foreign exchange by exporting kernels and cake (Nautiyal, 1999)[8]. As population continues to grow the demand for edible oil in many developing countries such as Nigeria will also continue to grow. Groundnut will continue to be important in satisfying this growing demand because it is adaptable to a wide range of environments from sandy soils of the Sahel to favorable irrigated areas.

General information

Production

Nigeria is the fourth largest producer in the world and the highest producer in Africa with 1.55 million metric tons.[9]

Peanuts grow best in light, sandy loam soil. They require five months of warm weather, and an annual rainfall of 500 to 1,000 mm (20 to 39 in) or the equivalent in irrigation water[10].

Agriculture Nigeria: groundnut field
The pods ripen 120 to 150 days after the seeds are planted. If the crop is harvested too early, the pods will be unripe. If they are harvested late, the pods will snap off at the stalk, and will remain in the soil.[11]

They need an acidic soil to grow preferably with 5.9-7 PH.



In tropical Africa, average yield of groundnut range from 300-1000kg/ha; with god management practice and proper disease control yields up to 5tones/ha can be achieved.

Groundnut oil

Over half of the groundnut harvested worldwide is crushed for oil and a substantial quantity of groundnut produced in developing countries is traded in domestic markets. International trade of groundnuts is mainly in the form of in shell (pods), shelled (kernels) and meal (cake). A large trade of confectionery groundnut is also booming in the international market.

Groundnut oil has traditionally been a significant dietary component in several countries in Western Africa. In some countries like Nigeria, Gambia and Senegal, oil extraction has been important rural cottage industry for many years. Industrial processing of oil from groundnuts exists in many countries like, India, Sudan, Senegal, Nigeria and Gambia. Oil extraction at the village level is still quite common throughout the developing countries




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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 9:52pm On Aug 17, 2021
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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 4:43pm On Aug 20, 2021
Coated peanuts are popularly known in Nigeria as peanut burger.
These burger are a great tasty snack. Most people have eaten the tinnier version before, but you can also make yours at home.

Ingredients


1 cup roasted peanuts/groundnuts

⅓ cup plain flour (all-purpose flour)

⅓ cup corn flour

⅓ cup rice flour

¼ cup icing sugar

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Vegetable oil (for frying)

Preparation

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Sift through a sieve.

2. Whisk the egg very well until foamy.


3. Add 1 heaped tablespoon of the mixed dry ingredients to the egg and whisk again till you have a smooth light batter.

4. Put the roasted peanuts/groundnuts in another bowl, scoop a small quantity of the egg batter into the peanuts. Shake the contents in a circular motion.

5. Add the dry ingredients mixture, shake in a circular motion till the peanuts are coated with the dry ingredients.

Deep fry in oil. Enjoy!

Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 9:22am On Aug 23, 2021
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I hope we all had an amazing weekend?

Looking forward to some refreshing reviews here this week for our peanut lovers..
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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 5:20pm On Aug 23, 2021
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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 7:37am On Aug 31, 2021
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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 9:45am On Oct 21, 2021
What Is Peanut Burger?
Contrary to what some in the West might think, peanut burger is not a hamburger made out of peanuts. Rather, it is a popular West African snack that is loved by kids and adults alike. Made by coating peanuts (also called groundnuts) and then frying them, this snack is easy, inexpensive and delicious.


Peanut burger is best stored in an airtight container, preferably a jar.

Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by Kinsmenn(m): 5:37pm On Oct 23, 2021
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Re: What Peanut Means To Nigerians Either As A Source Of Income Or Health by aribisala0(m): 9:37am On Jan 11
100 gram of milk contains less that 4 grams of protein
100 gram of groundnuts contain 26 grams of protein

Yet Nigerians spend hundreds of naira on milk in the mistaken belief that it is nutritious and good for their children

100 gram of egusi seeds contains over 30 grams of protein

In these hard times people need to educate themselves on food and what they should feed their children
Please do not believe all these figures i am giving here do your own research

It is a myth that groundnuts have anything to do with pimples. It is a very cheap source of protein and some people even use it to cook soups so think of ways you can make it attractive to your kids
Forget the idea that children need milk.
No one needs to drink the milk of another animal

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