Botanically, peanuts are a member of the legume (bean or pea) family, however, in the culinary and nutritional world, they are most commonly referred to as a nut. Also known as "groundnuts" or "goobers", peanuts are the most popular nut in the US accounting for approximately 67% of all nut consumption. In contrast to tree nuts, peanuts grow underground. They are known as a good crop rotation plant as they have the property of putting nitrogen back into the soil.
Peanuts are a whole food that are packed with nutrition. High in protein, they contain contain approximately 25 grams of protein per 100 gram serving which is a higher protein content than many other types of tree nuts. They are a rich source of B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous and dietary fiber. Their composition of fat includes approximately 46% monounsaturated fat (primarily oleic acid), 32% polyunsaturated fat (primarily linoleic acid) and 17% saturated fat (primarily palmitic acid).
Originating from South America, peanuts are now widely used as an ingredient all over the world in both savory and sweet dishes. They are well known as an ingredient for making spicy sauces such as satay, as well as for using as an ingredient in candy, cakes and cookies. Our dry roasted and unsalted split peanuts are of the runner variety grown in the USA. With a satisfying crunch and fresh roasted flavor, they are a great ingredient for blending into a trail mix, adding as an ingredient to cereals and bars or enjoyed by the handful all on their own. They are also commonly used in peanut butter grinders in the bulk sections of grocery stores.
Moisture: Less than or equal to 9.0%
Free Fatty Acid: Less than or equal to 1.5%
Peroxide Value: Less than or equal to 5.0 meq/kg
Color: Hunter L 53 +/- 2
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Peanuts should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 6 months from date of manufacture.
Note: The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.