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Why Are Peanuts Called Monkey Nuts?

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The reason why peanut is called monkey nut is not clearly known. Some try to explain this by the fact that the nut has a hairy pod. The monkey nut has various uses such as oil production which is used to make margarine.
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There is no difference. Monkey nut is another name for peanuts, as are goober peas, ground nuts (or earth nuts) and pig nuts.
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A peanut is not really a nut at all, but a member of the legume family. Legumes include
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I rather thought it was the other way round. When they're in the shell, they look like peas in their pod, so 'peanuts'. And you can't feed monkeys peanuts in the shell (they'd swallow
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Oddly enough they are not nuts, they grow underground and should be called groundnuts. They are legumes closely related to peas and beans, thats why ther'e called peanuts.
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Monkey nuts are known as so because of their nutty appearance and also because their plantations are often infested by monkeys. They are however not nuts in nature ...
Monkey nuts are simply peanuts. A peanut is a legume of the Arachis hypogaea plant, which is also referred to as a groundnut, earthnut, pig nut or pygmy nut. Monkey ...
Peanuts is a legume. Often referred as groundnut or monkey nuts. They are covered by a shell and only the seeds/nuts are edible. We can boil, roast or fry them ...
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