Are peanuts, groundnuts?


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hwchoy

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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 :eek: 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
 

sehsuan

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

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

zaren

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renegade said:
whooaa! u are good wif nuts! ;) ;)
hey man... i just love those groundnuts!!!

;p
 

Wolfgang

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

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

:bsmilie: :devil:
 

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zaren said:
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?
 

Adam Goi

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Hehehe ...

Really getting OT here ... :bsmilie:

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 ... ;)
 

zaren

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AdamGoi said:
... usually can finish at least a kg of it at one go ... ;)
:bigeyes: :eek: :bigeyes:
 

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

zaren

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Clown said:
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 :bsmilie:
 

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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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