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Unformatted text preview: - P.V. Vara Prasad,
Vijaya Gopal Kakani, Hari D. Upadhyaya about 10-15% carbohydrate and are rich in P; they are also a good source of vitamins B
Groundnuts are used in various forms, which include groundnut oil, roasted, and salted
groundnut, boiled or raw groundnut or as paste popularly known as groundnut (or peanut)
butter. The tender leaves are used in certain parts of West Africa as a vegetable in soups.
Groundnut oil is the most important product of the crop, which is used for both domestic
and industrial purposes. About 75% of the world groundnut production is used in
extraction of edible oil. U
S Groundnut oil is the cheapest and most extensively used vegetable oil in India. It is used
mainly for cooking, for margarine and vegetable ghee, salads, for deep-frying, for
shortening in pastries and bread, for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, as a lubricant
and emulsion for insecticides and as a fuel for diesel engines. The press cake containing
40-50% protein is used mainly as a...
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- Spring '14