Peanut Production – Mani Business


Technical Description
Peanut (anachis hypogea L.), locally known as “mani”, is a protein-rich and oil-laden legume. It is one of the oldest crop grown in the Philippines, but it has remained as a corn intercrop and has not gained prominence as a cash crop. It helps reduce risk of heart disease and cancer. Peanut contains high quality protein (25-30%) and oil (46-50%) protein content of 1 kg. Peanut is equivalent to that of a kilogram of pork and exceeds that of an egg, and meat from fowl and beef.

Peanut is ideal as a food ingredient because of its aroma, flavor, crunchy texture, and high energy value. It requires less nitrogen fertilizer because of its nitrogen-fixing nodules.

About 95% of the peanut areas are planted with the low yielding “native” Spanish-type variety. The Philippine seed board recommended the CES-10 and BPI-E.B. which yield as high as 2.0-2.5 MT of shelled peanuts per hectare. These varieties contain 24-26% protein and 42-46% oil. Continue reading “Peanut Production – Mani Business”