The nuts are actually brown, but the street names in most Africa Markets is White. The small white groundnuts are favored over the red, due to their lower fat content. Especially with health conscious individual who are reducing their fat intake. The less fat content certainly gives them a different flavor from the red groundnuts, or peanuts. Nuts are a popular household snack and breakfast item. If you find yourself craving chocolate, try some roasted peanuts, or groundnuts. Do not be surprised if the craving disappears, it usually is your body asking for some magnesium.