Commercial Peanut Cultivars for the Improvement of Seed Physicochemicals and Fatty Acids
Kebede B Amare1,*, Bussa Negussie F2, Kiros Tsegu3
1School of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
2Department of Food Science and Post-harvest Technology, Institute of Technology, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
3Central Laboratory, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author: Amare Kebede, School of Plant Sciences, Genetics and Plant Breeding Program, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University, Ethiopia, Tel: +251 9 13048106; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an oilseed crop. It is believed that it was introduced in Ethiopia before half a century and currently widely grown in the country. Introduction of the crop informally from neighboring countries like South Sudan and Eretria, and formally from ICRISAT, India enhanced the gene pool in the country. Peanut has industrial and nutritional benefits to end users.