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!
- Entertain with Peanuts this Holiday
- The family farmers of the Georgia Peanut Commission hope you ENJOY & SHARE these holiday recipes during Thanksgiving and Christmas! The recipes include the Classic Peanut Butter Cookie that is great to leave for Santa! Additional recipes include appetizers, soup, main dishes and desserts. You can also learn more about deep frying a turkey with peanut oil. View the recipes.
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.
Georgia National Fair
- The Georgia Peanut Commission promoted peanuts this fall during the
Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. The promotion included an exhibit
in the Georgia Grown pavilion, a culinary demonstration and sponsorship
of the Peanut Recipe Contest. During the culinary demonstration, Don
Koehler and Joy Purvis showcased three peanut recipes: PB&J Monte Cristo, PB Breakfast Wrap and PB Apple Salad.