Are Peanuts Nuts?
Peanuts Are Not Nuts – They Are Legumes
Peanuts are members of the legume family which includes peas, lentils, chickpeas and other beans.
How Do Peanuts Grow?
Peanuts actually start out as an above the ground flower, but due to their relatively heavy weight, they bend towards the ground, until the flower eventually burrows underground, which is when the peanut actually matures.
How Popular Are Peanuts?
The word "peanuts" resonates strongly in almost every sphere of U.S. culture: baseball games, circus elephants, cocktail snacks and much more.
Their popularity grew in the late 1800s when PT Barnum’s circus wagons traveled across the country and vendors called on the crowds to try, "hot roasted peanuts!".