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Peanuts are incredibly versatile. And so are the ways we learn about them. From farmer podcasts to peanut butter infographics to creative advertisements featuring America’s favorite nut, this section spotlights peanuts in all sorts of exciting new ways. 

The Peanut Podcast: What’s Next in Retail and Dining

There’s nothing like opening a new jar of classic creamy peanut butter or enjoying the kid’s menu staple (and adult favorite) PB&J. But when it comes to new retail products and menu items with peanuts, exciting trends are underway! Peanuts are being used in unique ways like PB&J burgers or even to elevate a college dining experience. This legume can compete with the trend for healthier foods and for consumers wanting more purpose out of the brands they buy. The National Peanut Board (NPB) covered the topic in a recent episode of The Peanut Podcast. Read below for highlights and listen to the episode here or on your favorite streaming platform.

 

Peanut Per Capita Consumption Breaks New Record for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, the check off for America’s peanut farmers celebrates an unprecedented level of per capita peanut consumption.

The Rise of Peanuts During the Pandemic

When Food Network star Ina Garten bantered on national TV with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about their rediscovered love of the PB&J last December, it was no surprise to me that the classic all-American peanut butter sandwich had risen back to the top of our collective food conscious – not only filling our bellies, but soothing our souls during trying times. And that’s what’s special about the work I do for America’s peanut farmers at the National Peanut Board (NPB).

Four New Peanut Product Trends to Watch

Hundreds of new products with peanuts are launched in the U.S. every year by brands and retailers. NPB regularly tracks new products, product line extensions and new varieties. Here are four interesting trends from recent new product launches.

Author Q&A: Sophie Egan on How to be a Conscious Eater

To eat consciously is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It’s about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype. Find out more in this Q&A with author, Sophie Egan.

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.

Without Fans in the Stands, Ballpark Peanuts Are Sidelined

On July 28th, BBC Radio aired a segment on baseball and peanuts by Paige Sutherland. In the piece, Sutherland shares with listeners the situation of in-shell peanuts during a baseball season with no fans in the stands.

Join our Virtual Bake Off for a Good Cause with Milk Bar Founder Christina Tosi

As part of our year-long Spreading Good initiative, we’ll be cooking for a good cause with Christina Tosi, chef, founder, and owner of Milk Bar. Proceeds from the virtual event will benefit the non-profit, The Birthday Party Project. Let’s put those peanut butter cravings to good use!

Texas A&M Fast-tracks Superior Cultivars Using Genetic and Physical Markers

Conventional breeding is a long and laborious process that takes years to bring a new seed to market. That’s why researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife (TAMU) are fast-tracking the breeding process with genomics (targeting genes at the DNA/molecular level) and phenomics (identifying physical characteristics of the plant). Their aim is to resist disease and environmental pressures by screening for genetic and phenomic markers with advantageous characteristics to allow for the quicker development of new varieties.

USDA-AMS Rules Missouri a Primary Peanut-Producing State

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rule, which will be effective April 22, 2020 to add the state of Missouri as a primary peanut-producing state under the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order). The Order is administered by the National Peanut Board.

    

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