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The Legume That Conquered the World: The Food Guys Talk Peanuts

Franz Eugen Köhler, from Köhler's "Medizinal-Pflanzen"
Franz Kohler's botanical drawing of the peanut plant (Arachis hypogaea)

"Food Guys" Greg Patent and Jon Jackson dispel myths and reveal surprises about the legume known alternately as "groundnut," "peanut," and "goober pea."

Where did peanuts come from? What's the biggest commercial use for peanuts? Who grows the most peanuts?  What's the most prudent way to eat deep-fried peanuts? 

(Broadcast: "The Food Guys," 5/18/14, 3/27/16 and 3/31/16. Listen weekly on the radio at 11:50 a.m. Sundays and again at 4:54 p.m. Thursdays, or via podcast.)

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