I love peanuts. In fact most mornings I have Vogel toast with peanut butter and honey on it. My hubby thinks it is disgusting. ..is it a kiwi thing or just an Anna thing?
Before I started Munch I was writing a blog about the recipes in the Edmond’s Cookbook. (The iconic NZ cookbook – for those of you who are not familiar with this cookbook) I have a handful of my favourites that I often make and below is one of them ‘the peanut brownie’.
The low down on peanuts
Did you know that peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, ground nuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume.
Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, foliate, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium 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).
China leads in production of peanuts, having a share of about 41.5% of overall world production, followed by India (18.2%) and the United States of America (6.8%).
Peanut oil is often used in cooking, because it has a mild flavor and a relatively high smoke point.
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