Peanuts go by a variety of names, such as groundnuts, earthnuts, and goobers. Though the name peanut sounds like a nut but they are unrelated to tree nuts. Peanuts belong to the legume family and they’re related to beans, lentils, and soy.
Most often consumed roasted or as peanut butter. Other common peanut products are peanut oil, flour, and protein. These products are used in a variety of food recipes.