Peanuts are one of those delicious and popular snacks that also happen to be nutritious and useful. This delicious nut is a plant native to South America and can be classified as a nut. Studies show that one of the properties of peanuts is to help lose weight. Peanuts are also effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The scientific name of this plant is Arachis hypogea, which is also known as pistachio, ground almond or mountain almond. Peanuts should be considered as a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the group of legumes. People in the United States often eat peanuts fried and salted, or use butter in cooking. They do not like to eat it raw. Other products are made from peanuts, including peanut oil, flour and peanut protein. Peanut products are used in a variety of foods, desserts, cakes, pastries, snacks and sauces.