EN on Foods

March 2002 Issue

Good Goobers, Great Nutrition

The Folklore: Though peanuts probably originated in South America, they made their way to Africa and back again, to be planted by slaves throughout the South. The word goober is said to come from an African word for peanuts—nguba. The Facts: Nuts rank third in snack food sales, with peanuts accounting for about two-thirds of that. As a legume and close cousin to black-eyed peas, goobers are a gold mine of nutrients. Just

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