Learn More About Our Bulk Peanuts
Peanuts, also known as goobers, are ovular shaped ‘seeds’ belonging to the genus Arachis and the species hypogaea. As one of the world’s most popular snack foods, peanuts are native to tropical and subtropical regions and are believed to have been originally domesticated in South America. On the contrary to most other nuts, peanuts are grown under the ground instead of on trees and so they are botanically considered to be legumes. Correspondingly, sharing the same family with beans and peas.
Presently, peanuts are grown in abundance on five of the seven continents, excluding Europe and Antarctica. Globally, an approximation of 25.20 hectares – which converts to 62.27 million acres are utilized for peanut growth and production each year. The world’s leading producer of peanuts is China. Adjacent to India in second place and the United States in third. Furthermore, the state of Georgia is the leading U.S state for peanut production.
A fun fact about peanuts is that there are several National peanut-related holidays in the U.S, with September 13th reigning as National Peanut Day.
The Nutrition Of A Peanut
While peanuts are high in fat, they make up for this with their protein content, coming in at 26 grams per 100 oz serving; over half of the recommended daily serving. Customers count on peanuts to get a high fiber food required in a healthy diet. Of the nuts that are considered heart-healthy, peanuts are far cheaper then some of the other pricier nuts.
Peanuts For Heart Health
Peanuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are known to support the heart. Specifically, Mono and polyunsaturated fats work by lowering the arterial LDL or “bad” cholesterol, while increasing the arterial HDL or “good” cholesterol.
Peanuts + Pregnant Women = Allergy Prevention?
Peanut allergies may be easier to prevent before birth. A recent study has shown that pregnant women who eat peanuts at least once per week decreased the risk of peanut allergies in their children.
Culinary Uses Of Bulk Peanuts
Use them to make your own peanut butter
Add them to Kung Pao chicken, traditional Indian curry, or stir fry recipes
Blend them to make a coarse peanut sauce to pair with Asian dishes like chicken and beef satay
Sprinkle them atop a salad for an additional crunchy texture
Mix them into muffins, ice cream, brownie and/or cookie batter
Enjoy them by the handful as a protein-packed snack
Incorporate them into a mix of other dried fruits and nuts.
Storage and Shelf Life
Store your bulk peanuts in the refrigerator for up to six months or the freezer for up to a year. We do not recommend storing bulk peanuts in the pantry unless you plan to use all of them within one month.
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