keywords: Arachis hypogea, proximate composition, protein, oil, genotypes
The proximate composition for protein and oil contents of some selected groundnut cultivars showed that among all the genotypes evaluated, only ICGV-15-07947 has the highest oil content of 46.26% while others ranges from 35.03 - 39.02% . ICGV-15-07947 has the highest protein content of 29.42% than other cultivars. ICGV-15-09932 has 26.74%, ICGV-15-5891(26.47%), ICGV-15-09992(25.77%), ICGV-15-07999 and ICGV-12991 (25.23%), ICGV-15-09994(24.89%), ICGV-15-86024(24.36%) and the lowest with the protein content is ICGV-15-07803(24.02%) showing significant difference (p<0.05) between them. Cultivar ICGV-15-07947 has the highest protein contents and oil contents therefore its highly recommended because that makes it good for human consumption, usefulas animal feeds as well it could be used in soap making and when product which requires high protein content are to be developed it will be useful.