Does anyone know anything about bambara groundnuts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 16, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Just got a bunch of them from hubby's business trip in Indonesia. They're also called bogor peanuts, but don't taste like peanuts at all.

Other than this wikipedia article, I can't find much nutritional information about it.


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on March 16, 2013
at 11:44 PM

Interesting; never heard of them before. So...how do they taste?

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on March 16, 2013
at 11:51 PM

I think I have eaten them before. A Nigerian friend made groundnut (not peanut groundnut, she said it was the "other kind of groundnut") stew with pilau. DELICIOUS. Tasted a little bit like boiled peanuts but with a more mushroomy, earthy taste.

As a legume... not Paleo. But screw that, eat up. Obviously you're not going to be making them a staple!



on March 16, 2013
at 11:13 PM

From the link you posted: "Bambara groundnut represents the third most important grain legume in semi-arid Africa."

From a quick Google search: http://www.fitclick.com/how_many_calories_in_Bambara_Groundnut_Raw?fd=5501 and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8933200

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