Peanuts favorite in Pakistan with nutritional values!

Winter nights are longer and freezing, everybody try to keep warm, So, Peanut is the precious gift of winter season, Specially in Pakistan, People like it very much. Mostly, in the night people buy from hawkers that are situated at the corner of street. Hawkers are calling like “GARMA GARM PHALY”peanut
Currently Peanut is grown-up in more than 40 countries but its primary producers are China, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Mayanmar (old Burma), India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan & Pakistan. In Pakistan it is cultivated mainly in barani areas of Punjab and also in irrigated areas of the NWFP and Sindh. In sindh Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad could further be explored for peanut cultivation. Currently Pakistan is the seventh (7th) producer of peanuts in the world.
Groundnut or peanut has a variety of uses in Pakistan. It is mainly grown-up due to its high volume of oil for making cooking oil. The decolorized oil of peanut is used to make ‘margarine’ (a food like butter). It is used in preparing vegetable recipes, sweet dish recipes and with chocolate recipes. Roasted peanuts are also sold in small packets in bakery & other shops and are also used in ‘nimko’ mix. It has a great demand among Pakistan especially in winter season. It also serves with other dry fruits to guest at tea time.

Peanut oil is also used for manufacturing soaps, cosmetics and lubricants. It is a very good source of monounsaturated fats. It has the following nutrition per 100gm

  • Vitamin B: Thiamine .30 mg
  • Riboflavin13 mg
  • Niacin 16.2 mg
  • Vitamin E 8 mg
  • Calcium 74 mg
  • Iron 1.9 mg
  • Phosphorus 393 mg
  • Potassium 337 mg
  • Fat 44.2 gm
  • Carbohydrates 23.6 gm
  • Protein 26.9 gm
  • Calories 559gm

So lets enjoy such a nutritional dry fruits with your favorite recipes also has the various recipes such as peanut Cake, Chocolate peanut butter cheese cake and much more.

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