Peanuts have more protein, minerals and vitamins than beef liver – writes The Encyclopedia Britannica
Peanuts are thought to originate in South America. Spanish researchers were the first to come across peanuts in South America. They realized that this product can be a great food for sailors and researchers during their travels and research. They brought peanuts to Europe where peanuts were found to have uses for other purposes as well. One of the purposes is to use peanuts instead of coffee.
In the US state of South Carolina, commercial peanut farming began as early as the early 19th century. Peanuts have nutritional value and are high in fiber. It contains 13 vitamins and 26 minerals, many of which are underrepresented in today’s diet. The Encyclopedia Britannica says that “peanuts have more protein, minerals and vitamins than beef liver.” Peanuts are present in many national cuisines. It is used for purposes other than food. Across Asia, it is an important raw material for the production of edible oil. Peanut oil can be used for baking at high temperatures. This oil does not get the smell of food that is fried in this oil. Use peanut oil whenever you have the opportunity (scrambled eggs, stewing vegetables, etc.). It has a high evaporation point, which is good from a culinary point of view, but it is full of omega-6 fatty acids, which we take in too much anyway (which is not the case with omega 3 fats).
Chinese salad with chicken
You need 200 g of grilled chicken, 100 g of lettuce or cabbage, half a diced pumpkin, 1 peeled orange, 1 tablespoon of sliced pine nuts or peanuts, peanut oil, parsley, salt and pepper. Preparation: fry the chicken on the grill pan. Cool and cut into strips. Fry the zucchini briefly on the remaining fat. Wash the salad and cut into strips. Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Add pine nuts, parsley, half an orange to the slices. Add salt, pepper, peanut oil. Squeeze the other half of the orange over the salad.