Fruit – Vegetable – Tropical Fruits
South America is the continent of origin of the peanut.
From a botanical point of view, peanut plants are not classed as nuts, but the genus of the leguminous plants. The fruit bearing stems of the plant, after the bloom, lean downward and grow into the ground, so to speak. There — in depths of 5 to 8 cm — pea pods grow, which usually contain two cores. They have a reddish, easily peelable skin.
The typical peanut flavour we all know comes from roasting the fruit.
Today, peanuts are imported from Argentina, China, India and the USA.