Heart Healthy: Peanut oil is primarily monounsaturated fat, similar to olive oil. This unsaturated fat helps decrease bad cholesterol, and increases heart-healthy cholesterol (Source: mayoclinic.com).
High-Protein: A one ounce serving of raw peanuts provides a seven grams of protein (Source: usda.gov). A great after-workout snack, peanuts supply protein for muscle rejuvenation.
High-Fiber: One ounce of raw peanuts contains 2.4 grams of dietary fiber (Source: usda.gov). Fiber helps control blood sugar levels and supports the digestive system.
Antioxidants: Raw peanuts provide the body with antioxidants, which are known to protect cells from damage linked to heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Boiled peanuts contain even more antioxidants (Source: sciencedaily.com).
Protein 6.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Raw Peanuts (1 oz Serving)
Virginia Peanuts are some of the world’s largest varieties of peanuts.
Peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free.
Peanuts have more protein than any other nut.
Peanut butter is consumed in 90% of U.S. households. (source: National Peanut Board)
The average peanut farm is 100 acres. (source: National Peanut Board)
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. (source: National Peanut Board)
George Washington Carver discovered over 300 uses for peanuts, including animal feed, shaving cream, shampoo, dyes, paints and plastic.
How to Boil Raw Peanuts
1 LB Raw Peanuts
1/4 C Salt
Soak peanuts overnight for at least 24 hours. Pour 1 lb fresh raw jumbo peanuts and 1/4 cup salt into a large pot on stovetop. Cover peanuts with water and bring to a boil. Let water boil for 1-3 hours. Drain. Crack a few peanuts open to test. If they are soft, they’re done. If they are still crunchy, they need to be cooked longer.
How to Roast Raw Peanuts
2 C Raw Peanuts
1 T Salt (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place single layer of raw peanuts (in-shell or shelled) in shallow baking pan. Sprinkle salt over the top (if desired). Bake shelled peanuts 15-20 minutes (for in-shell peanuts, bake 20-25 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
The British Peanut Council
The Nut Association
European Snacks Association
FOSFA International Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association, Ltd.
International Nut and Dried Fruit Council
U.S. Grower Associations
National Peanut Board
Northern Nut Growers Association
Florida Peanut Producers Association
Georgia Peanut Commission
North Carolina Peanut Growers Association
Peanut Advisory Board / Peanut Butter Lovers Club
South Carolina Peanut Board
Southern Peanut Farmers Federation
Texas Peanut Producers Board
Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions
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