A Japanese peanut is a peanut based snack food popular in Mexico, Brasil and parts of the United States. Japanese peanuts are essentially peanuts encased in a hard and crunchy slightly sweet wheat flour shell and a hint of soy sauce. They are sold in plastic bags under various brand names. Despite the name, Japanese peanuts are relatively unknown in Japan. It is widely believed that Japanese peanuts were brought to Mexico by Chinese and Japanese immigrants. In Mexico, Japanese peanuts can be eaten straight, with hot sauce, with chili and lime, or in tostilocos.
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