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The peanut (Arachis hypogaea), is a plant species in the subfamily of the papilionaceous plants (Faboideae) within the family of legumes (Fabaceae or legumes). The fruit of the peanut is therefore not a nut in the botanical sense, but a legume and thus related, for example, to the pea and bean species. Due to this close relationship, peanuts have a lower content of omega-3 fatty acids than many other nuts (see nut below). However, unlike most other pulses, peanuts can be eaten raw. The allergenic potential (see below peanut allergy) is relatively high compared to other food allergens. The harvested crops are first dried with a water content of 40% to 5-10%.
Arachis hypogaea seedcoat extract consists of an extract from the seed shells of the peanut. The extract belongs to the active ingredients for skin care which can be used e.g. in anti-wrinkle products, antioxidants, moisturizers/moisturizers, sun protection/UV filters.
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- Jäger L et al (2001) Food allergies and intolerances. Urban & Fischer Publishing House Munich, Jena S 124-126