Growing Valencia Peanuts - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Valencia Peanuts
Improve Soil - Peanuts are a legume, and like all legumes have the ability to fix valuable nitrogen into the soil. Peanuts also increase your soils organic matter and increases soil porosity.
- Nutritional Profile - Peanuts are a nutritional powerhouse. High in monounsaturated fats, protein, niacin, vitamin E and copper.
Use in: Roasted as a snack, fresh peanut butter.
Peanuts will be ready for harvest when the leaves turn yellow and begin to wither, usually 120 to 150 days after planting. Lift pods with a garden fork, pulling up the whole plant. Shake away loose soil and hang the whole plant to dry for about two weeks in a warm, dry place. Seeds can be removed when the hulls are completely dry.
Raw, unshelled peanuts can be kept in a dry, dark, well-ventilated place for up to 3 months. Dried shelled peanuts can be stored in a cool, dry place for 10 to 12 months. Shelled peanuts can be sprouted, frozen, roasted or used for peanut butter.
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