Groundnut description :
Groundnut is the major oilseed of India. It accounts for around 25% of the total oilseed production of the country. Annual production of Indian peanuts and Indian peanuts oil are around 6-9 million and 2 million tons respectively. Peanuts production is highly vulnerable to rainfall deviations and display huge fluctuation between years.
Regional estimates of Peanuts producers state-wise-
Gujarat 1.5-4 million tons, Tamil nadu 1 million tons, Andhra Pradesh 1-2 million tons, Karnataka 0.6 million tons, Maharashtra 0.5 million tons.
Groundnut is famous by its Indian name ‘Mongphali’. The Groundnut belongs to the pea and bean family and is a legume but is considered as nut because of its high nutrition value. The Groundnuts seeds are particularly valued for its protein contents, which is of high biological value. Groundnut seeds contains more protein then meat, two and half more than eggs and more than any other vegetable food. The proteins in Groundnut are well balanced.
Groundnut is an important crop value for oil. It is also a nutritious food item widely used in confectioneries all over the globe. The main use of Groundnut is as a source of edible oil, but the high oil and protein contents also makes it an important food crop.
|Oil Content||48% (upto)|
|Damaged Kernel||22% Max.|