Also known as "groundnuts" or "goobers", botanically peanuts are a member of the legume (bean or pea) family. A legume is an edible seed enclosed within a pod. In a culinary and nutritional sense, peanuts are known as a nut and are the most popular choice of nut in the US accounting for approximately 67% of all nut consumption. In contrast to tree nuts, peanuts grown 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 nutrition-packed whole food. Higher in protein than many other types of tree nuts, they contain approximately 25 grams of protein per 100 gram serving. They are also an excellent source of B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous and dietary fiber. Their oil composition is made up of 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 oil roasted, unsalted blanched peanuts are grown in the US. They are blanched which means they are plunged into boiling water for a couple of minutes and then put into an ice bath. Blanching allows for the skins to be easily removed and for the color to stay lighter. Blanched peanuts are mostly used in cooking and baking rather than for snacking.
Moisture: Less than or equal to 3.0%
Peroxide Value: Less than or equal to 10 meg/kg
Free Fatty Acids: Less than or equal to 1.5%
- 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 12 months from date of manufacture.
Note: The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.