Black Peanuts have a beautiful purple-black skin and a delicious peanut flavor. Peanuts traveled with Portuguese and Spanish ships, which carried enslaved Africans, and first arrived in Africa in the 16th century and in the American South in the 18th century. They were popular with West Africans on both sides of the ocean because of their similar habits and uses to the Bambara Groundnuts of Africa. Many enslaved Africans in the American South grew peanuts, if not also groundnuts, in their own gardens.


Black Peanuts. (n.d.). Truelove Seeds.