George Washington Carver knew a thing or two when he discovered the many uses for . . . the peanut. Consumers today only have to know one thing. Peanuts are good and they're good for you. Try peanuts today in a stir-fry or one your favorite vegetables. Peanut butter makes a great dip for fruits or try spreading it on bread, bagels or muffins. Peanuts and peanut butter are packed with protein. In fact studies have determined that peanuts and peanut butter contain a wide variety of nutrients that will keep you healthy and fit!
- New guidelines recommend early introduction of peanut protein to infants
- Peanut allergy prevention has been in the news frequently over the past two years with the completion of the groundbreaking LEAP study. Now the National Institutes of Health has published an addendum to the guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the U.S. The guidelines recommend the early introduction of peanut protein in infants between 4-6 months of age depeding on risk (low, medium or high) to prevent peanut allergy. They also provide ways to simply introduce peanuts to babies (through thinned peanut butter, peanut puffs or powdered peanut butter) and recommendations for how frequently infants who are at-risk for peanut allergy should eat peanut foods (at least 3 times per week). If a baby isn’t at risk for peanut allergy, parents can offer peanut foods as often as they would like.
Read more at the National Peanut Board
Download the infographic: "How can families introduce peanut protein to infants?"
- A Protein Punch: Add fun, flavorful variety to your summer cookout
- If you're looking for a fresh way to pack more nutritious protein into your summer's family cookouts, consider cooking with a plant-based protein such as peanuts or peanut butter. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest eating at least two servings of peanuts a week as part of a healthy diet.
Getting your weekly servings is easy when you explore the variety of ways you can cook with peanuts and peanut butter. The unique flavor of peanuts and peanut butter adds depth and fulfillment, in addition to quality nutrients.
The whole family can enjoy these cookout-friendly dishes showcasing how simple it is to create delicious meals using peanuts in everything from sides to main dishes to desserts.
Asian Peanut Slaw
Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce
Peach Peanut Salsa
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- Georgia Peanut Commission encourages peanut consumption at school nutrition meeting
- The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association’s annual meeting April 14-16 in Savannah, Georgia, to educate nutrition personnel about peanuts and peanut butter and promote consumption in schools across the state. During the three day meeting, school nutrition professionals attended educational seminars, visited with food service industry representatives and received recognition for outstanding performance at their respective schools.
Read more . . .
View the 2016 winning recipes
- What's on Parker's Plate Media Tour
- The Georgia Peanut Commission teamed up with Parker Wallace, lifestyle expert of What's on Parker's Plate, to promote peanuts during March National Peanut Month. Parker visited media outlets in Columbus, Macon, Albany, Augusta, Savannah and Atlanta, Ga. View the recipes below.
Asian Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Hoisin Peanut Glaze
Chipotle Lime Peanuts
Steak and Chicken Shish Kabobs with Peanut Sauce
Peanut Butter, Bacon & Banana Monte Cristo
Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle Pops
Peanut Coconut Curry Soup
- PeanutAllergyFacts.org - New website answers peanut allergy questions
- As the school year gets underway, many districts face challenges in how to best manage peanut and other food allergies in a school setting. While more than 98 percent of children in America can safely enjoy peanuts and peanut-containing foods, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, managing food allergies — particularly in schools — can often be an emotional and contentious issue. That’s why the Georgia Peanut Commission, which represents all peanut farmers in Georgia, is pleased to announce the launch of PeanutAllergyFacts.org, a new website for schools, parents, food service executives and manufacturers. Read more . . .
- Georgia National Fair
- The Georgia Peanut Commission promotes peanuts annually each fall during the
Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. The promotion includes a culinary demonstration and sponsorship
of the Peanut Recipe Contest. During the culinary demonstration, Don Koehler and Joy Crosby showcased three peanut recipes: Wicked Wedge, Pork or Chicken Satay and Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce.
The 2015 Georgia National Fair winning recipes , National Peanut Board
Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Salted Caramel - 1st place Sweet Category, Submitted by Katie Thornton, Warner Robins, Ga.
Peanut Delights - 2nd place Sweet Category, Submitted by Karen Slaughter, Warner Robins, Ga.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes - 3rd place Sweet Category, Andrea Brock
Peanutty Thai Beef and Broccolli Salad - 1st place Unsweet Category, Submitted by Rebecca Brooks, Byron, Ga.
Georgia Peanut Bean Salad - 2nd place Unsweet Category, Submitted by Brenda Hammack, Byron, Ga.
Nutty Chicken Wings - 3rd place Unsweet Category, Submitted by Katie Thornton, Warner Robins, Ga.
- Atlanta Plugged In
- The Georgia Peanut Commission will be appearing on CBS46's Atlanta Plugged In show throughout the spring and early summer. So, be sure to tune in to learn about new peanut recipes.
Recipes presented by Joy Crosby, Georgia Peanut Commission
Asian Broccoli Salad
No Bake Energy Bites
Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas
Reeses PB Cookie Dough Dip
Recipes presented by Leslie Wagner, Southern Peanut Growers
Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce
Southwestern Peanut Cilantro Dipping Sauce
Chef Margot's Peanut Butter Bars
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Saltine Candy
Recipes presented by Sherry Coleman Collins, National Peanut Board
Infant Oatmeal with Peanut Butter
Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Butternut Squash with Peanut Butter
Get Up and Go Peanut Crunch Bar
Tropical Fruit Salad with Ginger and Peanuts
Spinach Salad with Roasted Peanuts
Recipes presented by Don Koehler, Georgia Peanut Commission
Pork and Chicken Satay
PB BBQ Sauce
Sauteed Peanut Potato Salad
Peanut Broccoli Salad
- The "PB my way" winners
- From classic recipes passed down through generations to new creations that you would never expect to find on grandma’s kitchen table, there’s no shortage of delicious ways to pack peanut butter into diverse dishes. To celebrate our nation’s enduring love for this sticky staple, Southern Peanut Growers unveiled winners of its annual “PB My Way” recipe contest showcasing PB lovers’ all-time favorite peanut butter dishes.
View the winners
- Southern Women's Show
- The Georgia Peanut Commission and Southern Peanut Growers were on hand at the Southern Women's Show in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 21-23, 2014. Don Koehler, GPC executive director, and Brenda Morris, peanut farmer from Irwin County, will demonstrate several recipes on the main cooking stage. In case you miss the show be sure to check out these recipes and add them to your collection.
Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
Peanut Chicken Chili
Peanut Spinach Salad
The PB Cuban
- Go NUTS! A handful a day may help you live longer, docs say
- An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but if you want to live longer, a handful of nuts may be a better bet, researchers reported recently.
The biggest study yet into whether nuts can add years to your life shows that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, cancer or any other cause over 30 years than people who didn’t eat them.
Peanut Institute press release (Nov. 21, 2013) Eating Peanuts Daily Significantly Reduces All-Cause Mortality.
View the report from NBC News.
View the report from CNN.