Forty states are expected to have water shortages over the next 10 years. U.S. communities are starting to face both quality and supply issues, unrelated to drought, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). America’s agriculture sector accounts for about 80% of U.S. water consumption, according to the USDA.
And peanuts are the most water efficient of all nuts, using only 3.2 gallons of water to produce one serving (1 ounce) compared to almonds, for example, which use 28.7 gallons per ounce. Worldwide peanut production contributes to just 1% of the global water footprint, which is the measure of water used to produce goods and services.
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who is not an advocate for extreme diets that cut out whole food groups. But there are two eating patterns I can get behind: Flexitarian and Mediterranean. I view them as eating patterns because they are relatively sustainable and health-promoting.
Vegetarian. Vegan. Bland. Unsatisfying. Rabbit food.
Those descriptors are exactly what plant-forward eating does not have to be. The food industry is abuzz about the huge rise in plant-based everything—from burgers to butter. This global trend isn’t about removing meat or animal products from the plate. But “plant forward” instead praises plant foods, like produce, peanuts and other nuts, legumes and more, and encourages making them part of our diets more often.
At the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, every plant that’s on display has a story behind it. But there was one particular plant that was an interesting part of the horticultural landscape in this year’s edible garden exhibit. Here's why it's more than just a beautiful addition. It's also educational.
While America’s food preferences have often proven popular with other countries, peanut butter has more frequently been viewed as an exception that doesn’t appeal to most outside of the North American content. That is until recently when peanut butter suddenly overtook jam sales in the United Kingdom.
More Americans than ever are interested in eating plant-based foods high in protein. You may be surprised to learn that there’s a lot of protein hiding in your pantry. To include more plant-based protein foods in your meals, consider the following items we have shared with you.
When it comes to food trends, Gen Z is putting their money where their mouth is. While it’s too soon to tell how the global pandemic will influence Gen Z’s long-term attitudes and behaviors, here’s a look at their current point of view on food—and what it means for peanuts.
Mexico’s demand for peanuts outweighs supply so the U.S. is a top source for peanuts. And it’s been growing in importance. From 2007 to 2017, US peanut sales to Mexico more than quadrupled. That’s a lot of cacahuetes! In the U.S., the number one way to enjoy peanuts is in peanut butter. But in Mexico, it’s all about peanut snacks.
The food landscape is changing faster than ever. No longer do we want foods that simply fill our stomachs, we want to choose foods that help change the world, that foster social causes or give back to the environment, and more.
Several peanut and peanut butter companies reflect this larger, broader role food has taken on in recent years, while still making sure peanut products are both delicious and nutritious. Here’s a look at three companies taking on causes that are making real changes in our world.
Peanuts originated in South America 10,000 years ago, and their spread to the northern neighbor Mexico positions peanuts in this cuisine as authentic and traditional as it gets. Few cooking experts understand this better than Chef Iliana de la Vega. Originally from Mexico City, Chef Iliana’s calm and friendly demeanor belies a steely determination to share traditional regional Mexican cuisine within the US. Chef Iliana has established herself as the premiere expert on Latin cuisine, including receiving the prestigious Ohtli award from the Mexican government in 2014.
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