Manís, Four

August 12, 2014

Four Manís

Maní is the term for peanut in the Caribbean locales of Central America and Spanish-speaking South America. Plural forms include manís or maníses.

The four manís illustrated above came from a single shell. In Colombia, it is not uncommon to find shells filled with four maní, though shells containing only two or three exist. However many there are, they wear their papery seed coats (called testas) very tightly. These purple colored jackets supply a dose of fiber and antioxidants along with the protein rich seed inside.

These manís were eaten unroasted and unsalted at the Los Technicos build at Las Rocas near Choachi in Colombia.

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