Working For Peanuts: Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman (PHOTOS)

The peanut or groundnut vendor (and sometimes nut vendor) can be seen in most cultures. He sometimes works behind his stall in a public market, at other times as a travelling salesman. Whether he is visiting the bleachers of American stadiums or walking Asian streets, his face has many expressions and colors, but his product is essentially the same.

We love to eat and buy freshly roasted, boiled, or steamed peanuts from street carts, hawker centers, farmers markets, food stands, and baskets around the globe. According to the latest available data by United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, here’s the top 10 peanut producing country in the world:

China is the largest peanut producing country in the world, followed by India, United States, Nigeria, and Indonesia.

1. China – 14.30 million metric tons production
2. India – 6.25 million metric tons production
3. United States – 2.34 million metric tons production
4. Nigeria – 1.55 million metric tons production
5. Indonesia – 1.25 million metric tons production
6. Myanmar – 1.00 million metric tons production
7. Sudan – 0.85 million metric tons production
8. Senegal –  0.71 million metric tons production
9. Argentina – 0.58 million metric tons production
10. Vietnam – 0.50 million metric tons production

This photo essay explores the peanut vendor on four continents.

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

Peanut Street Vendors And Peanut Salesman

 

These photos were shot by Nayeem Kalam, Karel Hladky, Aninda Kabir, Marc C, Streve Neimand, Ace Morandante, G.M. Kennedy, Sinu Kumar, Fred Blanford and Rifat Jamil Eusufzai from 2005 to 2014 via CrowdMedia

Megan Batchelor

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Executive features editor at CEOWORLD Magazine
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV.I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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