ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDNUT
Posted Date: 01-Jun-2008
OIL YIELDING PLANT - GROUNDNUT
1. Binomial - Arachis hypogea
2. Family - Fabaceae
i) Groundnut oil is edible, used in cookery and in the manufacture of vanaspathi.
ii) Groundnut kernel is rich and cheap source of vegetable portein.
iii) Oil is used for making soap.
iv) Oil is used as illuminant, lubricant.
v) Oil cake is used as cattle feed and organic manure.
vi) Groundnut shell is used as activated carbon.
vii) A nutritious pea nut butter is prepared from kernels.
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