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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.

How to Make Your Veggies Taste Good

We’ve heard it since we were kids: Eat your veggies.

But they are classically the food on the dinner plate that is least exciting, and for some, eating vegetables has felt more like an obligation than a pleasure.

Now, veggies are where it’s at. In fact, chefs throughout the country are making them the priority instead of the afterthought. 

Hop onto these 3 Food Trends with Peanuts

Drop the bone broth-infused quinoa kale chips. Peanuts are here to help you try some of the latest food trends without going overboard. At the Winter Fancy Food Show, one of the largest gatherings for the specialty food market, there were a few trends that peanut lovers will definitely appreciate. 

Sip Peanut Cocktails in Brazil...

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.

4 Simple Ways to Use Green Peanut Oil

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.

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.

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!

         

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