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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.

Early Show Trends Predicted to Power Product Innovation at Natural Products Expo West 2020

The National Peanut Board (NPB) will be in Anaheim, CA from March 3-7, attending Natural Products Expo West 2020. With over 86,000 industry professionals represented, this event is known as the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show.

The Peanut Butter Banana Dog is a Grand Slam Snack this Post-Season

The end of summer brings with it many beautiful changes: the weather starts to cool down, leaves start to fall… and we go from watching regular season baseball games to the playoffs.  After a whole season (that’s more than 2,300 baseball games!) of chowing down on the same ballpark fare at stadiums across the country, who isn’t ready to try something new?  

The Latest Cocktail Trend Is…

From peanut butter ales to peanut whiskey, incorporating peanuts into adult beverages has become all the rage. It’s clear that peanut lovers are craving new ways to enjoy their favorite snack, and we wanted to get involved with this latest trend on @PeanutsHere. Just in time for summer, we partnered with seven influential mixologists and bartenders to create peanut-based cocktail recipes that are both deliciously peanutty and go perfectly with peanut foods.

Jordie Ho-Shue talks about her Jamaican-Inspired Peanut Cocktail

Cocktail connoisseur Jordie Ho-Shue has been involved in the operation of multiple restaurant and bar concepts in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily concentrating on her development within well-established craft beverage programs. Possessing a strong passion for cocktail culture and education, Jordie has intimately studied and worked with a variety of artisanal spirits, but the rums of the Caribbean will always hold the key to Jordie's heart. Her latest cocktail creation is Right Near the Beach, Boy for cocktail subscription delivery company Shaker & Spoon. The box’s theme is Rums of Origin 2: Jamaica. 

Peanut Items on America’s Menus are Increasing. Here’s Why.

Peanut popularity on America’s menus is on the rise. According to Mintel data, menu items with peanuts increased 8.6% during the first quarter of 2019 compared to the previous year. Let’s dive deeper into where these increases are happening and the trends driving the change.

Peanut Butter Beyond the Pantry: Why Your Grocery’s Freezer Section Just Got More Exciting

Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Co., partnering with the National Peanut Board, recently launched an entirely new category in the freezer section of the grocery store with the introduction of Wholly Rollies frozen protein balls.  

 

Cut Through the Clutter: Nutrition Insights for 2019

In 2018, I had multiple nutrition counseling clients come to me, seeking refuge after trying extreme fad diets. The side effects they experienced run the gamut, but they were all negative -- severe GI distress, food preoccupation, unnecessary guilt, dramatic weight loss followed by more weight gain than lost, feelings of failure and more. 

Why This Company’s Peanut Butter Whiskey is an Homage to the Unconventional

Made using real peanuts, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is as crazy as it sounds. It’s the answer of “why not” when someone asks, “why?” With its surprising sweetness, smooth finish, and obvious peanut butter flavor, this American whiskey proudly bucks convention as the black sheep of the whiskey aisle. We sat down with Brittany Yeng, co-founder of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, to find out how her husband’s obsession with peanut butter led to the first-ever peanut butter whiskey, and how it’s turning skeptics into converts and welcoming those who go against the norm.

Explore a library of peanut nutrition research with this new tool

Nutrition studies are published constantly. Whether you’re a health pro or a health-minded consumer (or both!), sometimes it’s hard to navigate the world of nutrition research. One of our industry partners, The Peanut Institute (TPI) just launched a brand-new research data-base to help clear up the confusion when it comes to peanut nutrition research.

    

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