Peanut Raw (Kacha Cheena Badam)(বাদাম)(DESHI): Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) are a legume that originated in South America. They go by a variety of names, such as groundnuts, earthnuts, and goobers. Despite their name, peanuts are unrelated to tree nuts. As a legume, they're related to beans, lentils, and soy. In the United States, peanuts are rarely eaten raw.