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What are peanuts? About the ingredient peanuts. Including 436 recipes with peanuts, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Peanuts are known by many other local names, like earthnuts , ground nuts , goober peas , monkey nuts , pygmy nuts and pig nuts.

Popular confections include salted peanuts, peanut butter sandwiches, candy bars, and cups), peanut brittle, and shelled nuts (plain/roasted). Salted peanuts are usually roasted in oil and packed in retail size, plastic bags or hermetically sealed cans.

Dry roasted, salted peanuts are also marketed in significant quantities. Peanuts are often a major ingredient in mixed nuts because of their inexpensiveness compared to Brazil nuts, cashews, walnuts, and so on.

peanuts in their shell

The primary use of peanut butter is in the home, but large quantities are also used in the commercial manufacture of sandwiches, candy, and bakery products.

Boiled peanuts are a preparation of raw, unshelled green peanuts boiled in brine and typically eaten as a snack in the southern United States where most peanuts are grown.

Peanut flour is lower in fat than peanut butter, and is popular with chefs because its high protein content makes it suitable as a flavor enhancer. Peanut flour is used as a gluten-free solution.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (146g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 827Calories from Fat 647
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 71.9g 111%
Saturated Fat 10.0g 50%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 23.5g 8%
Dietary Fiber 12g 50%
Sugars 5.8
Protein 37.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 13% Iron 37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Peanuts are usually found in the snacks section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Peanuts are a member of the Legumes and Legume Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do peanuts weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 146
1 oz 28

In Chinese:花生米
British (UK) term: Peanuts
en français:cacahuètes
en español:cacahuates

Recipes using peanuts

There are 437 recipes that contain this ingredient.

15 Minute Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts
4 Ingredient PB Cookies
Almost Whole Wheat Choco Banana Peanut Cookies
Amazing Spicy Szechuan Chicken
Asian Beef Tacos
Asian Chicken Peanut Sausage
Carrot-Peanut Soup (Lacto Vegetarian)
Chewy Double Peanut Butter Cookies
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies (Healthier Version)
Chicken Pad Thai
Chinese Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Spaghetti
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Bars

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