Unipea (yew’ ni pee) n. – A peanut with only one compartment.
We all love peanuts, if our bodies allow us to have them. Those of us whom can access them boiled or roasted in their shells might run across the anomaly called the unipea. The general public is not really sure what causes these mutant peanuts to grow the way they do, but they are not any less tasty than the bigger peanuts in the bunch. The next time you are in a place that serves up peanuts in their shells, take a look at them. You might encounter a few unipeas while sipping a beer, or waiting for your dinner. These compact little peanuts pack lots of flavor in their little shells, and you should feel lucky that these unipeas did not end up in peanut butter or peanut paste. They were waiting there at that particular restaurant or sports bar for you to enjoy them. Not exactly sure how many out of the gazillions of peanuts harvested across the globe every year turn out to be unipeas, but it would be interesting to find out someday. Until then, enjoy your peanuts, and if you do find a unipea, save a dollar and buy a lotto on the way home. You might be luckier than you think.