Peanut or ground nut is very popular edible dry fruit, most of its production is used to obtain peanut oil after crushing process and other production is used in food and confection products. It has very old history according to archeologists its cultivation was started in the valleys of Paraguay around 8000 years ago, it grows in hot weather regions of world the best season of its cultivation is summer. Peanut is very healthy food for humans it is rich in fiber and oils it is excellent source of B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus and dietary fiber. Peanuts are used in many ways like it can be eaten as raw or it is used in making peanut butter, candy bars, cookies, and peanut brittle, it is also widely used in cosmetics, plastics, dyes and paints. There are many peanut producing countries in the world but among all those countries China is the largest producer in the world if you want to know about the other top production countries then see the list below of top 10 peanut producing countries in the world.
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