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Travel around the world with us to discover globally-inspired dishes featuring peanuts. See how peanuts are celebrated around the world and how peanut traditions vary from culture to culture.

Two “Diets” Worth Trying: Mediterranean & Flexitarian

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. 

Put Your Best Plant Forward with Peanuts

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.

Here’s How Peanuts Provide Beauty and Education at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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.

Why America’s Favorite Spread is Now a “Favourite” Across the Pond

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. 

Protein from Plants? The surprising places you can find protein in your pantry

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.

Food Trends: Peanuts and the Gen Z POV

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.

Here’s Why Mexican Demand for US Peanuts Has Quadrupled Over the Last Decade

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.

Purpose & Profit: 3 Ways Peanut Butter Companies Shape a Better World with Food

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.

An Ancient Ingredient in an Underrepresented Cuisine: Q&A with Chef Iliana de la Vega

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.

What’s Next for Street Foods

The ease, convenience and affordability of street foods is what launched them into the hearts and stomachs of people throughout the world. The food trucks, carts and booths that sell street foods are unique – they are often locally owned and operated, but feature global cuisines. The offerings are ever changing, adapting to new trends and testing new flavors, always providing consumers with tasty and trendy dishes.

So, what’s hot and next for street foods?

    

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