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hazelrah wrote:I'm sorry I keep coming up with these weird questions lately, but I can't seem to help myself. I've been thinking about this for a while.
Are there theories as to why peanuts are so much higher in fat than other legumes?
I know I should go over to some botany forums or something. But, with my response to peanuts and peanut butter, I am very depressed that whoever designs these things would perpetrate this cruel and heinous hoax on me.
pinkrose wrote:In regard to their design, Mark, think about the many times in history when people have been starving and needed the extra calories from high fat foods to survive. This explanation may not satisfy you and others but it makes sense to me....
If you are not starving...eat something else!
MixedGrains wrote:Usually it's a benefit that comes from having something want to eat the plant. Fruits and seeds that are attractive to eat can often result in wider seed dispersal, for example. But there are plants that benefit from having rooting animals grubbing in the ground near them, because of fertilization or better soil aeration or better water penetration/retention in the soil. That alone can be enough reason for the plant to store food energy.
JeffN wrote:You may enjoy checking out this researcher and his work
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