A peanut is called a peanut, but it is not a nut, but a bean. That is, its fruits are in the pods. An adult peanut plant produces 40 pods, which then grow into peanuts, and during maturation, the pods migrate underground. From there out and dug out during harvest.
The name "peanut" probably comes from the Greek. αράχνη is a spider, according to the similarity of the reticular pattern of fruits with a cobweb.
The cycle of growing peanuts from planting to harvest takes 5 months.
The daily dose of peanuts for an adult is 20 nuts.
In the United States, peanuts are used in the manufacture of dynamite, while in Russia it is replaced by soybeans.
In the city of Plains (Georgia, USA) there is a monument to peanuts.
Peanut products in the United States have been banned from bringing on board an aircraft because peanut dust can provoke severe spasm in the bronchi and lead to death. In reality, only 0.6% of Americans are allergic to peanuts.
The best vegetable wool, ardil, is made from peanut protein, and it is also used in the production of plastics, glue and many other products.
Interesting facts about peanut butter
Nowadays, almost half of America's peanut crop is used to make peanut butter. Therefore, it is not surprising that March is recognized as the "month of peanut butter" in America.
Peanut butter is one of the favorite foods in mice.
The average American consumes at least three kilograms of peanut butter a year;
Arachibutyrophobia is the fear that peanut butter will stick to the palate.
Peanut butter is very nutritious: 100 g of butter contains 884 calories. Due to its high energy efficiency, it is included in the diet of athletes.
First introduced at the Universal's Fair in 1904, peanut butter has been dubbed "the new delight."
Also, peanut butter is one of the edible oils with the highest combustion temperature; 230 degrees Celsius.
Submariners love to use peanut butter in cooking, as it does not smoke even at high temperatures.
It takes about 540 nuts to make a 350 gram can of peanut butter.
75% of American families eat peanut butter for breakfast.
Astronaut Alain Shepard took a peanut to the moon with him.
Adrian Finch of Australia has a Guinness World Record for throwing peanuts. His record was set in 1999 at 33.86 meters.
Tom Miller pushed peanuts up his nose to Pike Summit (4297.68 meters) in 4 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes and 3 seconds.