Question by  calcutta (168)

What are the Different Uses for Peanuts?

I know they can be eaten directly, and I have heard of peanut oil... is there anything else peanuts can be used for?


Answer by  pyritejenny (347)

The peanut plant enriches the soil. Microbes on its roots draw nitrogen out of the air and fix it in the earth. Around the house, a dab of peanut butter gets chewing gum out of hair, or off of furniture or carpet. The shells are used in making particle board, while the vines and leaves are fed to farm animals.


Answer by  mangosteen (272)

Peanuts are incredibly versatile. They can be used to make soap, shampoo, glue and even biodiesel fuel. Perhaps the best use is peanut butter, although lots of people I know from europe absolutely hate peanut butter. I suppose its one of those things you have to be brought up on.


Answer by  answerer (24)

Besides peanut butter, culinary and other edible uses, peanuts are also used industrially sometimes as a components in cosmetics, nitroglycerin, plastics, dyes and paints.


Answer by  LisaM (61)

Peanuts can be used in a variety of ways here are a few, they are a protein when shelled and eaten alone. They can be made into smooth or crunchy peanut butter. I like peanut brittle and choclate cover peanuts too. In indonesia they make a spicy peanut sauce. There is also a cartoon named peanuts.

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