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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!


Celebrate March National Peanut Month
It's March - National Peanut Month and a great way to celebrate by cooking with peanuts and peanut butter. Check out these powerful recipes created by Parker's Plate. So, whether you need a new recipe for breakfast, an appetizer or a power entree, we have you covered.

PB&J Parfait
Spicy Peanut BBQ Wings
Peanut Power Bowl

HarvestTaste of Atlanta
The Georgia Peanut Commission sponsored and exhibited at the Taste of Atlanta held Oct. 20-22, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Taste of Atlanta is the city's must do food festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants and attracts food lovers from Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond. Over the three-day event, Don Koehler, GPC executive director, presented Peanut Apple PanCrepes on the main cooking stage.
HarvestGeorgia 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, Joy Crosby and Joy Purvis showcased three peanut recipes: Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Peanut Clusters and Peanut Butter Saltine Brittle.

The 2017 Georgia National Fair winning recipes.
Nutter Butters - 1st place Sweet Category, Submitted by Rebecca Brooks, Byron, Ga.
Peanut Caramel Tarts - 2nd place Sweet Category, Submitted by Karen Slaughter, Warner Robins, Ga.
Craveable Peanut Butter Banana Cups - 3rd place Sweet Category, Katie Thornton, Warner Robins, Ga.
Peanutty Broccoli Chicken Salad - 1st place Unsweet Category, Submitted by Rebecca Brooks, Byron, Ga.
Spicy Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings - 2nd place Unsweet Category, Submitted by Paula Smith, Warner Robins, Ga.
Peanut Chicken - 3rd place Unsweet Category, Submitted by Karen Slaughter, Warner Robins, Ga.
Peanuts and Diabetes
6 Peanut Powered Recipes for Managing Your Blood Sugar
Peanuts are nature's mighty little nut (well, technically a legume) that packs a powerful plant based protein punch and can help control blood sugar. Peanuts are considered a low glycemic index food because they are slowly digested and cause sugar to gradually be released into the bloodstream. We can thank peanut's heart healthy fats, fiber and protein for those positive effects on blood sugar control. Check out out these six recipes created by Love & Zest for an easy way to add peanuts and peanut butter to your diet.
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Vegetarian Nourish Bowl
Baked Salmon with Peanut Butter Glaze
Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Chicken Pad Thai
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter
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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?"
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 . . .
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