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15 Surprising Facts about George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

February is Black History Month and we celebrate George Washington Carver, “The Father of the Peanut Industry.” Here’s a run down of little known facts about this famous American.

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Peanuts Pack a Punch for Snackable Flavor at the Winter Fancy Food Show

Lord Nut Levington Peanuts

In January, the National Peanut Board (NPB) was at the center of the latest flavor trends and hottest products in specialty food at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. While more than 80,000 products were on display this year — ranging from organic camel milk to aged pancetta to the latest in cold-brew coffee flavorings – peanuts and peanut butter held their own.

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Sustainable at Heart: A millennial farmer brings her passion and education together for a better future

Casey Cox

Casey Cox makes conservation her passion. At 24, she is the sixth generation of her family to farm along the Flint River Basin in Georgia.

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Meet the World’s Most Passionate Peanut Lover: @PeanutsHere Peanut Vendor

Peanut Vendor

Hilarious @PeanutsHere made waves overzealously posting a year’s worth of social media predictions in just one day.

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Peanuts in Kenya: My insights


Kenya is located in East Africa near the Equator. As a native of Nairobi, Kenya, I have lived in the U.S. for over 14 years and grew up eating red runner peanuts over there and still enjoy them now. Traditional Kenyan foods reflect the many different lifestyles of the various groups in the country. These dishes are easy to make and quite nutritious which forms the foundation of Kenyan cuisine.

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This Chef Reveals How He’s Innovating with Peanuts, and It’s Making Our Mouths Water!


If you think you’ve had the most amazing peanut dish ever, think again. Chef Ian Boden caught our attention with some curious peanut creations at his restaurant, The Shack. He is a 2013 James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef, and his aptly-named 24-seat restaurant in small-town Staunton, Virginia has been featured in Garden & Gun, Esquire, and The Local Palate. We met up with him to find out more about his culinary credentials, and how he’s serving up some mouth-watering peanut dishes.

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Four Recipe Favorites from the Farm

Farm Recipes Feature

Peanut farmers put their hearts and souls into the crops that they grow. Dozens have volunteered their time and energy over the years to serve on the National Peanut Board to promote peanuts. During their tenure, we get to know not just the Board members but also their spouses and families. Unsurprisingly, peanuts take a starring role in many of their family meals. Four long-serving members cycled off the Board this year and here they share their favorite family peanut recipes with us.

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Start Your Family’s Day with a Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl, Packed with Protein

Meal Makeover Moms Smoothie Bowl

Add fun, familiar flavors and a healthy boost of high-quality protein to your family’s breakfast with this Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl.

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We’re Going Nuts over the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans


The newly released 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize nuts and legumes, like peanuts, as part of a healthy eating pattern.

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Change in Menu: A Chef Consultant Sets Culinary Trends and Innovates with Peanuts

kitchen prep

It’s easy to see what’s trending on the food scene these days because it’s usually preceded with a hashtag. But how do chefs and restaurateurs set the course for the next menu-item meme, and how can peanuts play a role in the changing landscape of food trends? One behind-the-scenes trendsetter who inspires change in culinary cuisine is Patrick McDonnell, chef consultant and senior partner of McDonnell Kinder and Associates, LLC.

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