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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
Other Uses of Peanuts
  • Peanut biodiesel fuel
  • Hulls, or pods, can be used as fuel or in kitty litter.  
  • Kernels not used in foods, can be crushed to obtain peanut oil.
  • Peanut oil can be used in soaps. 
  • Peanuts have been used as an effective and attractive landscape ground-cover.
  • Peanuts skins have been used to make beverages at NPRL.
 Other uses for peanuts
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Last Modified: 1/22/2009
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