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  • Chocolate Covered Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $5.00

    Chocolate covered peanuts are a blend of one of the world’s healthiest foods and the extremely popular flavor of chocolate. While crunchy, roasted peanuts are delicious on their own, their flavor reaches a higher level of goodness when smooth, luscious chocolate is poured over them. Keep some on hand to satisfy sweet treat cravings in…

  • Chocolate Peanut Clusters

    1lb Bag - $4.40

    The three flavors found in chocolate peanut clusters are among the most satisfying flavors people seek when they have a craving for something delectably sweet. Silky, smooth, comforting milk chocolate covers a delectable mixture of sweet, chewy caramel and crunchy, tasty peanuts. There’s a hint of nostalgia in the flavor of this uniquely flavored candy.…

  • Dark chocolate covered peanuts are an elevated version of one of the most popular snacks consumed by people of all ages. Peanuts have been enjoyed for years at ballgames, on road trips and as a favorite anytime snack. Dark chocolate is revered for its health benefits. When it is pour over peanuts the result is…

  • When one dip is good, a double dipping has to be even better. That's certainly true with our double dipped chocolate covered peanuts. Underneath a thick layer of creamy, delicious milk chocolate you'll find a subtly crunchy, flavorful peanut. These tasty delights are ideal to package as a gift, use on a party table or…

  • Honey Roasted Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $2.60

    You get a package deal with these honey roasted peanuts. They're perfect for the times when you want diversity of flavor, along with some distinct texture in your snack. Pop a handful of these peanuts in your mouth and you'll be treated to the timeless favorite flavor combination of sweet and salty while enjoying the…

  • Milk Chocolate Peanut Gems

    1lb Bag - $4.80

    When you take one of America's favorite treats and cover it with one of the most well loved flavors the result is something extraordinary. Our milk chocolate peanut gems deliver the phenomenal goodness you expect when you combine peanuts and chocolate. Delight your guest by including these gems on the party table. Keep some on…

  • Raw Blanched Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $1.79

    Peanuts are not actually nuts. They are legumes, which makes them a relative to beans, peas and lentils. The flavor of a raw peanut is unlike the flavor of any other nut. Peanuts have a distinctive blend of earthiness and a tangy sharpness. Their slightly soft texture makes them a nice addition to salads, baked…

  • Raw Redskin Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $1.59

    Raw redskin peanuts could easily be awarded the title of favorite game day or party time snack. They're actually a fantastic any time snack. When your desire is to satisfy your urge to munch, healthy eating may not be on your mind. Don't worry, these peanuts are both a delightful treat and a good complement…

  • Redskin peanuts roasted salted are one of America's favorite snacks. Their nutty, salty goodness has been enjoyed for generations. If you entertain guests at your home, watch movies on family night, take snack packs with you on road trips or pack snacks to take to school or work, these peanuts are sure to be a…

  • Redskin peanuts roasted unsalted and delicious are a great snack item for anyone. They are a sure way for those on a salt restricted diet to include a fun, tasty snack into their dietary plan. Even without the salt, you can still enjoy the nutty flavor and delightful crunch that make roasted peanuts such an…

  • Roasted Salted Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $1.99

    Roasted salted peanuts are a popular year round snack. Their crunchiness and salty, nutty flavor will have you reaching for them by the handfuls as you watch the game, enjoy a movie, walk along the beach or watch a snowfall. Proof of how wonderful these nuts are lies in the enduring qualities that kids and…

  • Roasted Unsalted Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $1.99

    Roasted unsalted peanuts are more than just a fun, tasty, timeless snack option for those who may be on a salt-restricted diet. Salt-free roasted peanuts can provide additional flavor, minus the saltiness, in a trail mix or snack mix that is composed of numerous salted ingredients. They're great eaten alone or used as a flavor…

  • Spicy Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $1.99

    Surprise and delight your taste buds with roasted peanuts sprinkled with an invigorating blend of spices and chili powder. Enjoy these spicy peanuts by the handful as a healthy treat or mix them into a trail mix to make the mixture more flavorful and exciting. They’re great for the times you’re craving something beyond ordinary.

  • The exquisite appearance of these sugar free chocolate covered peanuts is enough to alert your taste buds that they are about to experience something scrumptious. After multiple layers of sugar-free chocolate has been poured over tasty, crunchy peanuts, a final glaze is added that gives the peanuts a unique, visually attractive shine.

  • Yogurt Covered Peanuts

    1lb Bag - $3.60

    Our yogurt covered peanuts have multiple layers of a delicious yogurt covering poured over them. In addition to the burst of crunchiness you experience from the peanuts, you'll also discover a gentle crispness when you bite into the layers of yogurt. This is a flavorful, healthy treat for kids and adults to enjoy as a…

Are peanuts in the nut family

Although similar in usage to tree nuts, the peanut is not a nut. It belongs to the botanical family Leguminosae, which is commonly known as the pea or bean family. It is classified as a grain legume. They are an annual herbaceous plant, which means they live their complete life cycle in one year. Like other legumes, they have “sleep” movements. This simply means that the leaves of the plants close up at night.

Peanut cultivation

Peanut cultivation

Peanut cultivation

Peanuts grow best in light, sandy loam soil. They require a considerable amount of water to grow. Typically, they need 1 to 2 inches of water per week. When grown in a warm, potentially dry area, an irrigation system is needed to assure that the plants receive a sufficient water supply. The four major cultivar groups are Spanish, Virginia, Runner and Valencia. Each group has distinctive characteristics such as shape, size flavor and oil content.

Where are peanuts grown

Peanuts originated in South America thousands of years ago. Today, they are grown in numerous area where conditions are conducive to their growing requirements. China, India, the United States, Nigeria and Indonesia are the top peanut producing countries. Argentina, Brazil, Senegal, South Africa and Sudan also contribute to the world’s peanut production and export.

How are peanuts harvested

How are peanuts harvested

How are peanuts harvested

While peanuts were once harvested by hand, the increase in their production and the development of a mechanical means of harvesting has eliminated the hand harvesting of commercially grown peanuts. The harvest process involves removing the entire plant from the ground. This mandates that the timing of the harvest be carefully assessed so as to have the largest harvest possible. Harvest time occurs 90 to 130 days after planting. When the time is right, a machine is used to cut off the main root of the plant. The machine then lifts the plant from the ground, shakes it and leaves it upside down on the ground. The plant is allowed to remain there for several days so that it can dry. Following the 3 to 4 days drying period, a process known as threshing occurs. This process removes the peanut from the bush.

Interesting facts about peanuts

Interesting facts about peanuts

  1. What began as National Peanut Week in March of 1941 was expanded to a month long celebration in 1974.
  2. Peanuts account for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed in the USA.
  3. One acre of peanuts yields about 2, 860 pounds of peanuts
  4. Peanuts have more protein, niacin, folate and phytosterols than any nut.
  5. The first peanuts grown in the US were grown in Virginia
  6. Peanuts rank as the #1 snack in the US
  7. Peanuts contain over 30 nutrients that are essential for maintaining optimum health.
  8. Of the 50 states in the U.S., Georgia, Florida and Alabama grow the most peanuts.

Flavored peanuts

The health benefits of these nuts are sufficient reason to buy peanuts wholesale and add them to your health conscious diet. However, when you discover the variety of flavor options you have when buying bulk peanuts, you may find yourself looking for creative ways to incorporate them into snack routine and some of your favorite recipes. When the craving for chocolate hits, you can satisfy that craving in a healthy way by reaching for chocolate covered peanuts. Delectable choices are available that include a dark chocolate, milk chocolate or a sugar-free chocolate coating. Milk chocolate peanut gems would be a colorful addition to your desk or kitchen counter. You’d always have a quick pick-me-up available with these nearby. Yogurt covered peanuts are a delicious alternative to the chocolate covered varieties. Honey roasted peanuts can satisfy your sweet tooth while adding nutrients and vitamins to your diet. When you want something to wake up your taste buds, peanuts with a hot and spicy coating can oblige. Roasted peanuts whether salted or unsalted make a great snack. You can get creative with the peanuts you have on hand and crush them to add to muffin, pancake or waffle batter or sprinkle them on top of yogurt, pudding or ice cream. They can also be added to a vegetable stir-fry or incorporated into main course recipes.

Peanuts Nutrition

Fats in peanuts

Raw Blanched Peanuts Nutrition Facts

Raw Blanched Peanuts Nutrition Facts

Peanuts are classifieds as oil seeds. That classification indicates that they have a high fat content, however, the majority of their fat content is from what is referred to as healthy fats. These nuts are have a high content of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are known to be healthy fats. They contain oleic acid which slows the development of heart disease, lower cholesterol and promote the production of antioxidants. These nuts are near the top of the list of best food sources for linoleum acid. Studies show that diets that contain healthy fats can reduce the risk of inflammation, cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.

Do peanuts contain protein

Peanuts are a good source of protein. A one ounce serving, which is typically a handful of nuts, provides 7 grams of protein. That amount of protein translates into being 15% of the 46g of protein women need and 12% of the 56g of protein recommended for men. Being a plant-based source of protein, these nuts are a guilt-free protein source for vegetarians. They are also high in arginine which is on of the building blocks of protein. Protein is essential to proper cell, tissue and muscle growth and maintenance. Basic body functions such as the beating of your heart, the relaxation of your muscles and brain function deplete the protein that you consume. Choosing some version of these tasty nuts for snack is a great way to replenish the protein in your body.

How many calories in peanuts

A one ounce serving of peanuts has approximately 170 calories. The majority of the fat content of these nuts is monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat which is referred to as “good” fat. The “good” fat combined with the fiber content and protein content in these nuts helps you feel full and be less inclined to over-indulge or to frequently reach for a snack.

What vitamins are in peanuts

Peanuts are a good source of folate. Folate is necessary for the production or red blood cells. It supports the nervous system and cardiovascular system. Pregnant women are often advised to get an adequate amount of folate to support their developing fetus. A 100g serving provides 75%DV of niacin. Niacin is essential for processing fat in the body. It is also attributed with lowering cholesterol levels and regulating blood sugar levels. A variety of adverse health issues can arise when there is a deficiency of niacin in your body. Among those complications are anxiety, fatigue, inflammation, depression and an inability to concentrate. Adding this nut to your diet may improve your mood, increase your ability to concentrate and energize you. A 100g serving provides 53%DV of Thiamin. Thiamin is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system Another purpose of Thiamin is that it helps your body convert carbohydrates into energy. Adding peanuts to your diet can be a positive step toward supporting your immune system. This vitamin also plays a role in immune support, nervous system support and is considered to be beneficial to your heart. A 100g serving also provides 55%DV of Vitamin E. Studies show that men and women fail to get the recommended amount of Vitamin E. Therefore, they are not getting the beneficial antioxidants need for a healthy immune system and a properly regulated metabolism. In addition to the previously mentioned vitamins, that 100g serving also provides 35%DV of Pantothenic acid and 27%DV of Pyridozine.

Peanuts and heart health

Peanuts are more affordable than many of the other “nuts” recommended as part of a heart-healthy diet, especially if you buy bulk peanuts. Their affordability enables you to enjoy them as a snack and incorporate them into a variety of recipes without denting your food budget. Studies show that eating them twice a week can reduce the risk of death due to heart disease by 24%, These tasty nuts are nearly sodium free. They can help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and help maintain good cholesterol levels (HDL). Research shows that these nuts can play a significant role in decreasing diastolic blood pressure. It’s important to note that even when they are roasted and salted, their sodium content remains within the guideline of what the American Heart Association considers heart-healthy. These nuts contain many nutrients that are known to be beneficial in maintaining heart health.