Edible peanut seed represents approximately forty percent of the total mass of the peanut plant at harvest. This
plant material is a potential source of nutraceutical compounds. Aqueous acetone was used to extract polar compounds
from the leaves and roots of peanut plants, and from the shells of peanut seeds. The antioxidant activities of the extracts
using ORAC were determined and compared. The identities of some of the compounds present were determined using
LC-TOF-MS. This initial study indicates the potential of the under utilized parts of the peanut plant as a source of compounds
of nutraceutical interest.