The most common ways of using peanuts in India is in the form of oil and as roasted snack. Peanuts are popularly used as seed oil in India. Since they are obtained from the ground, they are also sometimes called as groundnuts and also known as ‘Mungfali‘ inHindi, ‘Pallelu‘ in Telugu, ‘Kadalai‘ in Tamil, ‘Nilakkadala‘ in Malayalam, ‘Kadale kaayi‘ in Kannada, ‘Singdana‘ in Gujarati and ‘Shengdaane‘ in Marathi. Peanuts are easily available round the year and almost everywhere in India. They are easily available round the year and almost everywhere in India. Peanuts are also taken as snacks in many households especially in India. In reality, peanuts are actually legumes. But since they have all the properties of nuts like almonds, cashew nuts, etc., these are also included in the family of nuts Health Benefits Of Peanuts: Here are some of the most well-known health benefits of Peanuts. 1. Rich in Energy: Peanuts contain vitamins, minerals, nutrients and anti-oxidants and thus are rich energy sources (1). 2. Cholesterol: It lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in the body (2). Peanuts contain mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially oleic acid that prevents coronary diseases. 3. Growth: Peanuts are rich in proteins. The amino acids present in them are good for proper growth and development of body (3). 4. Fights Stomach Cancer: Poly-phenolic anti-oxidants are present in the peanuts in high concentrations. P-Coumaric acid has the ability to reduce the risk of stomach cancer by reducing the productions of carcinogenic nitrous-amines (4).