The peanut has deep roots in South America. In fact, the ancient ancestors of the modern-day peanut were recently traced back to the areas of Bolivia and Peru. Peanuts have been a familiar part of the diets of people living in these areas for centuries, from traditional complex mole sauces to empanadas filled with peanuts and potatoes. The love of peanuts continues today and you can see it on grocery store shelves too.
At a farm about two hours outside Atlanta, Clay Oliver cranks out hundreds of gallons of cold-pressed green peanut oil each year. The oil from Oliver Farm in Pitts, GA is becoming quite popular as an alternative for olive oil, especially with southern chefs.
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.
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.
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.
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