Thursday, April 23, 2009


By Ian Kleine

The other side of the economy of Georgia lies in the humble root crop that is the common peanut. Peanuts seem to be the most popular underground crop anywhere around the world. And there is no reason to doubt this information, as almost anyone in the world would have eaten at least a peanut during their lifetime, directly or indirectly. Peanuts have been making an impact in our lives ever since the industrial age.

Peanuts are said to have had the most uses for a plant, and the most number of dishes to be in. Peanuts, generally, are grown for consumption, but they can also be used for other non-food related industries.

In general, peanuts have made into peanut butter (which is the most popular of the bunch), salted peanuts (a good treat for movie-goers), peanut brittle (for those lonely, sad nights) and nuts that have been shelled.

Peanut butter is usually packaged off for general consumption with bread, whilst others would use it for general cuisine or some other uses (some of which are not for the edible reason). Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Quebec was the first to have a patent developed for this nutty butter that developed from heating peanuts until it has achieved a "fluid or semi-fluid state". Kellogg was the second one who achieved a patent for a variation of peanut butter, more commonly known as "nut-butter".

Salted peanuts are the more commonly seen variant than of peanut butter. Salted nuts are usually found in sidewalks, off in the movies or just plain hanging out. It has convenience and mobility (unlike the sticky peanut butter) so it sees more of the market than peanut butter. Salted peanuts are served in either plastic or paper bags, or for commercial exportation; in hermetically sealed cans. Dried peanuts are those that are usually sold and marketed in significant quantities.

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