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.

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.

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. Both the Mediterranean and Flexitarian diets include all food groups and provide more variety than fad diets. 

New Peanut Products Up 5% in the Past Year

According to Mintel data, new peanut product introductions increased five percent from Q4 2017 to Q3 2018. Sixty percent of new peanut product introductions are classified as snacks, and the snack category continues to maintain growth and innovation for peanuts with a 28% increase.

Top growing package claims for new peanut product introductions over this period included ease of use, microwaveable, time/speed and functional-cardiovascular. These claims align with consumer demands for food that's convenient and supports health. 

Plastic Straws and Peanut Seeds: Think Small for Big Impact

Peanut breeders are thinking small and innovating with peanuts seeds to improve the sustainability of peanut production. Developing new varieties that maximize peanuts’ already sustainable traits can help reduce the environmental impact of peanut farming, make production more cost-effective for farmers, and make peanuts one of the most sustainable crops.

Peanut Milk: The Plant-Based Protein You’ve Been Waiting For

It’s no secret that Americans love peanuts (at least not to us).  What you may not realize is that alternative milks and plant-based proteins have changed the way we shop. If you’re already a fan of alternative milks, you know they’re not all the same – especially when it comes to protein content.  More than ever, consumers are demanding products that compare favorably with cow’s milk on that front. 

New to the alternative milk market is Elmhurst’s Cleanest Protein Shake on the Planet™ - Chocolate Peanut - a new ready-to-serve beverage packed with 20 grams of plant-based protein from peanuts. The protein in peanuts promote muscle recovery – making this a great post-workout drink option.

Top 3 Life Hacks for Your Peanut Butter Jar

Do you ever wonder how you can prevent the oil from rising to the top of your peanut butter jar? Or what to do with the almost-empty peanut butter jar? Below are our top three hacks to make your life (and your peanut butter) better than ever.

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?

Here’s How Dietitians Like Their Peanut Milk Smoothies

We challenged registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) across the country to try out one of our brand-new peanut milk recipes, the Creamy Dreamy Peanut Milk Smoothie, and are so impressed with their creative renditions. There’s bound to be one that makes your mouth water!

    

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