Even more "special" peanuts
Peanuts are very special agricultural products. As they are named Peanuts, they are often mistakenly considered as "nuts", just like Almonds or Cashew nuts. However, they are Legumes, in the same family as beans, that are cultivated underground unlike nuts that grow on trees. Peanuts are special, as their flowers grow above the ground and drop after fertilization to produce peanuts underground.
The amount of water that is required to cultivate Peanuts is about 5 % less than nuts like Almonds, but the nutrients we can perceive from Peanuts are similar to them. This is the reason why in developing countries, Peanuts are used as therapeutic food, including Plumpy 'Nut to treat malnutrition of children or elderlies.
Peanuts are very special from agricultral aspect as well. If we cultivate a particular plant on the same place continuously, the number of pathogenic bacteria that can negatively affect the plant will start to increase. In addition, the nutrient deficiency occurs within the soil. These may inhibit the growth of the plant and trigger failure of cultivation. However, when we grow Legumes, they produce nitrogen gases by themselves to fix the soil at their ideal condition.
Peanuts allow us to take nutrients including Polyphenol, Vitamins, Minerals and Amino acids, and this is why they are attracting attention worldwide. They are now known for its effect on losing weight effectively, promoting beautiful skin, preventing dimentia and also, heatstroke. According to the research conducted by Dr. Walter Willett from Harvard University, results suggested that eating peanuts everyday may contribute to lower the risk of humans death from lifestyle diseases by 20 %. This result was supported by survey conducted on 120,000 people by taking over 30 years.
We, Good Soil Group has been trying to make this special Peanuts even more special. Peanuts were grown organically under the ideal soil and let dried under sunlight for more than one and a half months, which allowed us to gather umami. The analysis conducted by Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, suggested that our peanuts consist of components that are effective for keeping ourselves healthy and promote anti-aging. Moreover, they also proved that our peanuts are rich in minerals that are effective for heatstroke prevention.
Peanuts that grow under our Good Soil Group's ideal "soil" is even more special.