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May 18
Last Updated on 31 May 2018

A Look Into The Popularity Of Peanuts And Peanut Products In the United States

From refined peanut oil to peanut butter to simply peanuts themselves, peanuts and other nuts are immensely popular in all parts of the United States. In fact, peanut farmers in the United States even export a considerable amount of peanuts to other countries around the world – as many as three hundred and fifty thousand metric tons of them in just one single year, according to USDA data. Walnuts are also important and well love, within the United States and outside of it. This can be seen in the fact that nearly forty percent of all walnuts not only in the United States but in the wider world have been grown on United State’s soil.

Not only are peanuts and peanut products such as refined peanut oil and peanut butter delicious, they are also very much a staple in many a healthy diet. Refined peanut oil is also incredibly versatile and long lasting. Refined peanut oil can be used for cooking in various capacities, from savory dishes to sweet ones to baked goods, and can be stored for as many as six months if properly sealed and kept in a cool and dry place. Peanut butter is another very popular peanut product. It is so popular, in fact, that as many as ninety percent of all of the homes in the United States have at least one jar of it at all times. And peanut butter is good for you too, each jar containing as many as five hundred and forty peanuts. In order to technically be considered peanut butter, it is required for each jar to contain at least ninety percent peanut product and not much else.

Peanuts, among other nuts, have a number of huge health benefits as well. For example, consuming nuts of any kind on a regular basis has been shown in studies to increase overall cognitive function. Eating walnuts regularly for just eight weeks improved overall comprehension, and other nuts and nut products – even something such as refined peanut oil – can have a similar effect. There are numerous other health benefits as well. Take pecan consumption, which can increase the overall amount of antioxidants that are found in a person’s blood for as long a twenty four full hours after first being consumed. These antioxidants can have a number of considerably health benefits, and are still being studied to understand more about them.

Nuts make a healthy snack as well – particularly ideal for someone who may be trying to manage their weight. Peanuts as a snack are perfect, with just one single ounce of raw peanuts containing as many as seven grams of protein and more than two grams of total fiber. Eating peanuts can not only curb hunger, but can provide you with the nutrients that you need. And it’s easy to incorporate peanuts – which make up nearly seventy percent of all nut consumption in the United States alone – into your diet. Unrefined peanut oil and refined peanut oil are both delicious and have many utilizations in cooking – and some people even put it in their hair! Refined peanut oil uses range from cooking to beauty, and can be utilized by nearly everyone. Peanut butter can be a good substitute for other unhealthier spreads, and can be used on toast, bagels, and even fruit like apples and bananas for a healthy snack (and a perfect one for kids, combining the sweet with the salty).

The benefits of eating peanuts and other types of nuts are vast, but some may worry about developing a nut allergy. Fortunately, there is nothing to fear and studies have found conclusively that as much as ninety eight percent of the total population of the United States has nothing to fear in regards to allergic reaction. Even children, if exposed often to peanuts and other types of nuts, are unlikely to develop an allergy, particularly one of a serious nature. Peanuts should be enjoyed without fear, as they have many health benefits and are, to put it frankly, simply delicious.

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