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Groundnut
Name: Groundnut
Category: Primary Raw Materials
Scientific Name: NA
Local Name: NA
Type: Virginia groundnut, Runner groundnut, Spanish groundnut, Valcenia groundnut
Form: Legume
Class: Agro
Unit: MT

This is an important industrial raw material extensively cultivated in Nigeria. Groundnut is a veritable raw material for production of various edible products such as in shell groundnuts, shelled nuts, roasted nuts, butter and groundnut confectionery. Although the products require specific processing equipment, certain industrial operations are common to all of them.

It is used to produce edible products such as in shell groundnuts, shelled nuts, roasted nuts, butter and groundnut confectionery.Another product of interest is Lactone with a formula of protein isolate from groundnut (which replaces imported milk powder), glucose and vitamins. In a number of industries, groundnut oil is preferred to other types of oil, although expensive.

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