Groundnut is one of the popular or hot items during Chinese New Year. It symbolises longevity. The word 生 in 花生 (groundnuts in Chinese language) means life.
Groundnuts are popular snacks among Malaysians. One can get all kind of groundnuts ~ different brands and different preparations including the big groundnuts (Shandong varieties) from supermarkets or sundry shops. This time, I bought few packets of Ngan Yin Groundnuts (I guess this is one of the most popular brand over here), garlic flavoured Supernut Groundnuts, Kalimantan Red Groundnuts (Kacang Merah) and the big Shandong groundnuts.
The Kalimantan Kacang Merah groundnuts are really prosperous and 好生养 (hou san yong). So many
Nice snacks. But we have to keep in mind that peanut has high protein as well as high fat content, hence high calories. Despite the high fat content, peanut butter is still one of my favourites :) Moderation is always the keyword.
*Facts to remember : Peanuts which are infested with fungal aflatoxin and eaten in large quantities can cause liver cancer.