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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.

5 Recipes to Wake Up with Peanut Milk

The first-ever peanut milk has finally hit the market, and it can literally be used at every single meal (and snack!). Naturally, we thought we would start with breakfast recipes, and show you how to use peanut milk as soon as you greet the day.

Creamy, Crunchy, Sweet and Salty Rule New Peanut Products

Peanuts are a tasty and convenient snack, and new product introductions reflect our love of snacking. Snacks are consistently a top performer for new peanut product introductions and this category shows no signs of slowing down. In the past quarter, new product introductions in the snack category increased 46 percent compared to last year, according to Mintel. These newly launched and recently announced product introductions like peanut milk will also contribute to continued growth in snacks.

Grain Bowls Are in Your Future – And That’s a Good Thing

The food trends list are out detailing what's hot, what's not, and what you're likely to see and eat in the near future. Air frying and plant proteins are definitely in, while spiralized vegetables are on their way out. But one trend that isn’t going away anytime soon has as much to do with the food as the vessel that it’s served in. Meals served in bowls continue to be a popular trend, and grain bowls are the new black.

Peanut Milk: The Plant-Based Protein You’ve Been Waiting For

It’s no secret that Americans love peanuts (at least not to us).  What you may not realize is that alternative milks and plant-based proteins have changed the way we shop.  Now, for the first time ever, those two trends come together in not one – but two – new peanut milk products.

Why Good Food Matters on Campus

As one of the healthiest colleges in the US, NC State University in Raleigh, NC is a leader in serving nutritious, craveable and convenient options to its more than 30,000 students. Dining options that are plant-forward, sustainable and responsibly sourced are growing in importance to students from the time they apply to school to their daily decisions to eat on or off campus. We sat down with their director of nutrition to get more information on how NC State Dining is meeting the demands of the next generation, and elevating the NC State brand to attract new students.

 

Top 3 Life Hacks for Your Peanut Butter Jar

Do you ever wonder how you can prevent the oil from rising to the top of your peanut butter jar? Or what to do with the almost-empty peanut butter jar? Below are our top three hacks to make your life (and your peanut butter) better than ever.

5 Simple Tips to Move Plant-Forward

Did you know that eating more plants can help your health and the environment simultaneously?

It’s true. Eating more plants and plant-based foods like peanuts is linked to better health for both you and the world around you. Going plant-forward is simply eating more plant-based foods without eliminating animal products. 

Not Your Mama’s Ballpark Food

There’s more to baseball parks these days than cheering on the talented ballplayers and boasting about a home team win. More and more, ballparks are putting fresh, innovative and locally-sourced foods high up on the priority list.   To be sure, it’s fun to eat the traditional ballpark fare—hot dogs smothered in chili, cheese or mustard and ketchup, nachos, ice cream and the like. But if you crave healthier choices, concession stands across the country give you plenty of reasons to leave your seat and search for some tasty options that can satisfy you nutritionally.

A Georgia Peanut Farmer Goes Green

From the soils of Wilcox County to Beyonce’s dinner plate, Oliver Farm’s green peanut oil has made huge strides from its humble beginnings. The creation of this new oil almost never happened though and it is due to life circumstances that it was even created in the first place.  

McDonald’s Peanut Butter Burger

Chinese consumers love peanuts. The country is the number one producer of peanuts and yet China still imports peanuts from the US and other countries to meet the demand. This summer, American global food brand McDonalds tapped into Chinese love of peanut products and launched an LTO of a beef burger topped with a steamed egg and creamy peanut butter sauce. In a four-star review of the sandwich, this site said, “for those not in the know, peanut butter is probably the single greatest addition to a burger.”

    

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