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Agricultural Reviews, volume 41 issue 4 (december 2020) : 403-407

Peanut as a Smart Food and their Nutrients Aspects in Planet: A Review

P. Balasubramanian, V.E. Nethaji Mariappan, D. Keisar Lourdusamy, C.R. Chinnamuthu, S. Swetha
1Horticultural Research Station, TNAU, Ooty, The Nilgiris, 643 001, India. 
Cite article:- Balasubramanian P., Mariappan Nethaji V.E., Lourdusamy Keisar D., Chinnamuthu C.R., Swetha S. (2020). Peanut as a Smart Food and their Nutrients Aspects in Planet: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 41(4): 403-407. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-2004.
Peanut is a legume crop that belongs to the family of Fabaceae, genus Arachis, and botanically named as Arachis hypogaea L. Peanuts are considered as a vital source of nutrients plays an important role in growth and energy gain of living organisms. They are rich in calories and contain many nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. All these biomolecules are essential for pumping vital nutrients into the human body for sustaining normal health. This paper presents an overview of the peanut composition in terms of the constituent biomolecules and their biological functions, also discusses about the relationship between consumption of peanuts and their effect on human metabolism and physiology. It highlights the usefulness of considering peanuts as an essential component in human diet considering its nutritional values. 
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