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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Peanuts 101 - the Basics
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1 - Overview
2 - Brief History
3 - General Information
4 - Planting
5 - Growth
6 - Irrigation
7 - Fungi (Molds)
8 - Harvest and Drying (Curing)
9 - Grading and Testing
10 - Marketing
11 - Health and Nutrition
12 - Other Uses of Peanuts
Marketing

Peanuts are generally sold to manufacturers who use them in products which are then sold to the public. About 75% of U.S. peanuts are used domestically. The rest are exported primarily to Canada, Japan, and Western Europe.

Americans eat an average 3.5 pounds of peanut butter per person per year.

  

 Variety of uses for peanuts
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Last Modified: 1/22/2009
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