Innovations

There’s more to life than peanut butter in a jar (though we still love peanut butter in a jar very much). From peanut pop-up stands to peanut flour to all the latest trends in peanut products and uses, this is your go-to source for the stories that shine a light on the amazing versatility of the USA-grown peanut.

Why Everyone is Eating Breakfast Bowls

Smoothie bowls, grain bowls and acai bowls are just a few of the trends emerging as wholesome meals for breakfast.  A bowl can contain a mixture of grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts, such as peanuts. We’re sharing some of our favorite breakfast bowl recipes that incorporate peanuts and peanut butter.

Cracking the Craveability Code for In-Shell Peanuts

Salted, roasted…sour? In-shell peanuts may soon be available in new flavor options.  While flavoring peanut kernels adds to their craveability, Hampton Farms hopes adding flavor to in-shells will have the same effect. A dose of flavor may be the key to getting younger consumers to consider in-shell peanuts beyond the ballpark.  

This Chef Turns Cooking into a Sport

Chef Elizabeth Falkner is a tour de force in the culinary world. Not only is she a talented chef, she’s also a fitness fanatic and active with many causes to support women, health awareness and more. We gained some insights about what inspires her, her favorite ways to use peanuts and peanut butter in the kitchen and what she has planned for future.

15 Creative Ways to Eat Peanut Butter

Peanut butter has a solid place between two pieces of bread and on a spoon straight from the jar. But have you considered that peanut butter can take a starring role in other ways?

Flavors to Go Nuts for in Specialty Food

If your favorite place to shop is the natural foods grocery store, the Fancy Food Show hosted by the Specialty Food Association is your paradise. It’s THE place to see what’s hot in the gourmet foods market and what may—or may not—make it to the shelves of your hometown food purveyor.

What Millennials Want

Millennial dining trends were the focus of a summit held by the National Peanut Board in May 2016. Food industry experts Maeve Webster of Menu Matters, Katie Ayoub of Flavor and the Menu magazine, and Tara Fitzpatrick of Food Management magazine presented on the topic. Millennial peanut farmer Casey Cox also shared peanuts’ sustainability story, an important factor for these diners. Eighteen chefs attended the intimate NPB gathering and created dishes for this impactful age group. 

DIY Peanut Milk

If you love peanuts, you’ll appreciate yet another way to enjoy them: peanut milk! With eight grams of protein per cup (about the same amount as in dairy milk), peanut milk is nutritious and satisfying!

Peanut Products Venture into New Territory and Embrace the Basics

There’s nothing like cracking open a shell and tossing back a few crunchy salted peanuts, or enjoying a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Now there are even more ways to enjoy peanuts, peanut butter and other peanut ingredients.

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.

Change in Menu

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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