August 18, 2014
Peanut shells are explicitly inedible and largely disposed of. Peanut tops are fed to ruminants as hay since they whole of the plant is harvested along with the seed. The protein-containing “oilcake meal” becomes fertilizer or animal feed after being left over from peanuts pressed for oil. If removed, the papery seed coat is added to dog food, but the testa, as it is known botanically, also supplies antioxidants and fiber to human diets as well.
Peanut shells may be burned for fuel industrially or composted residentially.
This maní shell was emptied for its entirely digestible contents at the Los Technicos build at Las Rocas near Choachi in Colombia.
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