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    Default Are peanuts, groundnuts?

    Are they the same?

    Thanks in advance!

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    yes, peanut is used in the US while groundnut is a british term, both refer to the seed pod of the Arachis hypogaea. But be aware that another group of north american plant Apios spp. is also refered to as "groundnut" but these are tubers and not the seed pods of the "tor tow" that we eat

    not many people realise that it is actually a legume, and has the strange habit of the flower plonking onto the ground and the "fruit" or seed pod growing into the ground now you know why the chinese name for it is "hua shen" literally "grown from flowers". checkout the pics here.
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    vote for your favourite brand of groundnuts...

    1. hand
    2. farmer
    3. old man fairy
    4. pagoda
    5. ntuc fairprice
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    vote for your favourite brand of groundnuts...

    1. hand
    2. farmer
    3. old man fairy
    4. pagoda
    5. ntuc fairprice

    HAND brand !!! (must be left hand i heard)

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    any brand is good, as long it's peanuts. i mean, groundnuts. ah heck, nuts!

    hwchoy, you have a way with all the latin names leh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    vote for your favourite brand of groundnuts...

    1. hand
    2. farmer
    3. old man fairy
    4. pagoda
    5. ntuc fairprice
    whooaa! u are good wif nuts!

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    There's one brand with garlic flavour - slightly more ex but tastes better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renegade
    whooaa! u are good wif nuts!
    hey man... i just love those groundnuts!!!

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    I was thinking this thread is the least likely to go OT...

    But it's great that all of us got to learn something from it. < Fave Brand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    vote for your favourite brand of groundnuts...

    1. hand
    2. farmer
    3. old man fairy
    4. pagoda
    5. ntuc fairprice
    Notice that all major brands of camera manufacturers don't go into peanut production?

    Have they forgotten about the rationale behind business diversification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    hwchoy, you have a way with all the latin names leh...
    the power of the Internet siaz

    any brand as long as come from Menglembu

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    i like the freekily huge shandong ones... starting to think they are GM nuts.... had some nuts from indo lately that were good.. i think two eagles.



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    Hehehe ...

    Really getting OT here ...

    First of all, thanks to the 'useful' responses!

    Raise this question because I came across this issue in a Science Test ...

    Still I'm a peanut lover too ... usually can finish at least a kg of it at one go ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGoi
    ... usually can finish at least a kg of it at one go ...
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGoi
    Still I'm a peanut lover too ... usually can finish at least a kg of it at one go ...
    The Nutty Professor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGoi
    Still I'm a peanut lover too ... usually can finish at least a kg of it at one go ...
    don't over do it, when you get older you'll have a problem with gout.

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    proverb: you are what you eat. bwahahahahaha... so many nuts here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    proverb: you are what you eat. bwahahahahaha... so many nuts here..
    hehe.... nice to see you here clown...
    must organise a groundnut party liao, so all nut lovers can unite and eat our sorrows away
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    The BEST way to eat peanuts is to boil them.

    I think there are markets in Singapore selling these steaming hot, boiled and soft peanuts with husks.

    Just talking about it makes my mouth water.

    Best to eat in the cinemas too as it doesn't make noises.

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    i rememeber that peanuts/groundnuts are poisonous when fresh out of the ground. need to roast/cook them first.

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