Consumer Info

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!


Show Us Around Your #TopPBCities
Do you think your city should have been on our #TopPBCities list? Show us why for a chance to win prizes in three simple steps:
  1. Discover PB gems (food, restaurants, shops, art, home-cooked PB goodies) from around your favorite city.
  2. Share a pic to Twitter or Instagram using #TopPBCities.
  3. Win a $50 gift card to a local shop/restaurant of your choice*.

Discover and share new PB gems from now until November 30 for your chance to win! Southern Peanut Growers wil randomly select 1 winner to receive a $50 gift card to a local shop/restaurant of your choice*.

* If not available, SPG reserves the right to substitute with a $50 Amazon gift card. Contest parricipants must be 18 years or older. Winner selected at random, no purchase necessary.
HarvestTaste of Atlanta
The Georgia Peanut Commission sponsored and exhibited at the Tate 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 entrees on the main cooking stage. Koehler presented breakfast recipes including a Peanut Butter Monte Cristo and Peanut Butter Breakfast Wrap. GPC also sponsored the Future Chef Food Fight where young chefs test their skills with the day's special ingredient - peanut butter.

The 2017 Tate of Atlanta Future Chef Food Fight winning recipe.
Soy-Marinated Steak with Broccoli and Peanut Sauce - created by Ivy Angst

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
Download complete recipe brochure.
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 . . .
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
HarvestGo 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
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View the report from CNN.
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