Peanut - plant-traveler. It is native to South America, where he was introduced to China. This explains the second name peanut - Chinese pistachio.
And even peanuts are called ground nuts. Do you know why? But because after fertilization, the ovary of the flower peanuts forms long process. He bends down, reaches the soil and grows into it. And the fruits of the ovaries are formed in the earth.
By the way, the peanut is not a nut, but a representative of the legume family. And its fruits are not nuts, and beans. The word "peanut" comes from the Greek word meaning "spider". The fact that the fruit of the peanut has a net figure, like a spider's web
These beans are very useful: they provide our body with essential fatty acids that improve short-term memory. Therefore, it is peanuts extremely useful to eat before the exam. It transforms peanut butter, with a pleasant taste and smell, very nutritious. This oil is used for cooking margarine, confectionery, for example, chocolate. Yet this oil is used in the preparation of various ointments and emulsions. The cake formed in obtaining oil and then ground into flour, add to the halwa. "Nuts" peanuts eaten roasted.