It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month!

Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month?

Peanuts are delicious and great for your health. Although containing approximately 14 grams of fat in a single serving, peanuts are cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat, and high in fiber. These are perfect snack options for those with gluten intolerance and can help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

Peanuts can be enjoyed in toss salads, dressings, or a variety of sweet and savory dishes.  

Nutritional Benefits

Good sources of vitamin E, folate, protein, and a wide variety of micronutrients.

Helps lower risk of cardiovascular diseases

Potentially reduces the risk of stroke

Prevents gallstones

Protect against age-related cognitive decline

Lowers risk of weight gain

How to Select and Store Peanuts

  • Smell to ensure no rancid or musty aromas.
  • Shake to see if they produce rattle sounds. Rattle sounds suggest the kernels have dried out.
  • Shells should be free of spots, cracks, or damage from bugs.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container to prevent exposure to heat or humidity.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 months or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Check out these awesome peanut lover recipes!

Chipotle Orange & Peanut Chicken

Chili Peanut Popcorn

Those with peanut allergies should not consume peanuts.

For more information on peanuts, visit nationalpeanutboard.org and texaspeanutboard.com

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