Innovations

There’s more to life than peanut butter in a jar (though we still love peanut butter in a jar very much). From peanut pop-up stands to peanut flour to all the latest trends in peanut products and uses, this is your go-to source for the stories that shine a light on the amazing versatility of the USA-grown peanut.

Dairy & Cereals Lead Category Innovation for Peanuts, along with Snacks

New peanut products in the dairy category have spiked since the start of 2018. In both the dairy milk and alternative milk spaces, product introductions with peanut ingredients are up 200%, according to data from Mintel. New breakfast cereals with peanuts have increased 50%.

Why This Culinary Dietitian Loves Peanut Milk

As someone who loves efficiency, if I can find a product that works fabulously as a culinary ingredient and a stellar source of nutrition, it’s love at first sight. As the first peanut milk ever to hit the market, Elmhurst’s Milked Peanuts is a powerful plant-based beverage that serves up six grams of protein per cup, with a peanut lover’s dream taste.

Former Skinny Kid Builds a Strong Food Business on Peanuts

You wouldn’t know it by looking at him now, but Juan Salinas was a self-described skinny kid who spent his time hanging out with friends and playing video games. One fateful day, his dad challenged him to join the local swim team, “just for a month”. After the first week, Juan fell in love with the sport and ended up competing on the Honduran National Swimming Team.

Juan has been giving things a try, overcoming challenges and excelling ever since. 

5 Recipes to Wake Up with Peanut Milk

The first-ever peanut milk has finally hit the market, and it can literally be used at every single meal (and snack!). Naturally, we thought we would start with breakfast recipes, and show you how to use peanut milk as soon as you greet the day.

Creamy, Crunchy, Sweet and Salty Rule New Peanut Products

Peanuts are a tasty and convenient snack, and new product introductions reflect our love of snacking. Snacks are consistently a top performer for new peanut product introductions and this category shows no signs of slowing down. In the past quarter, new product introductions in the snack category increased 46 percent compared to last year, according to Mintel. These newly launched and recently announced product introductions like peanut milk will also contribute to continued growth in snacks.

Grain Bowls Are in Your Future – And That’s a Good Thing

The food trends list are out detailing what's hot, what's not, and what you're likely to see and eat in the near future. Air frying and plant proteins are definitely in, while spiralized vegetables are on their way out. But one trend that isn’t going away anytime soon has as much to do with the food as the vessel that it’s served in. Meals served in bowls continue to be a popular trend, and grain bowls are the new black.

Why Good Food Matters on Campus

As one of the healthiest colleges in the US, NC State University in Raleigh, NC is a leader in serving nutritious, craveable and convenient options to its more than 30,000 students. Dining options that are plant-forward, sustainable and responsibly sourced are growing in importance to students from the time they apply to school to their daily decisions to eat on or off campus. We sat down with their director of nutrition to get more information on how NC State Dining is meeting the demands of the next generation, and elevating the NC State brand to attract new students.

 

5 Simple Tips to Move Plant-Forward

Did you know that eating more plants can help your health and the environment simultaneously?

It’s true. Eating more plants and plant-based foods like peanuts is linked to better health for both you and the world around you. Going plant-forward is simply eating more plant-based foods without eliminating animal products. 

Not Your Mama’s Ballpark Food

There’s more to baseball parks these days than cheering on the talented ballplayers and boasting about a home team win. More and more, ballparks are putting fresh, innovative and locally-sourced foods high up on the priority list.   To be sure, it’s fun to eat the traditional ballpark fare—hot dogs smothered in chili, cheese or mustard and ketchup, nachos, ice cream and the like. But if you crave healthier choices, concession stands across the country give you plenty of reasons to leave your seat and search for some tasty options that can satisfy you nutritionally.

A Georgia Peanut Farmer Goes Green

From the soils of Wilcox County to Beyonce’s dinner plate, Oliver Farm’s green peanut oil has made huge strides from its humble beginnings. The creation of this new oil almost never happened though and it is due to life circumstances that it was even created in the first place.  

         

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