Convenient, tasty, healthy, and affordable: four words not often used together. But packed inside these tiny kernels, you’ll find all of that and more! Peanuts are the number one consumed nus in the United States and as such, they can be found nearly anywhere! Hungry while you’re running errands? The nearest gas station most likely has several brands of 2-ounce peanut packets. Are grocery store temptations too much for you? Peanuts will cut those cravings in half. Need a fast snack for after the peewee soccer game? Research shows that kids love the taste of peanuts, try a few canisters of honey-roasted peanuts! And did we mention that just a handful of peanuts is an excellent source of protein and fiber? For just under 200 calories, you’re getting a highly nutrient-dense food. The best part is, you won’t break the bank! The affordability of this long-loved nut is unrivaled.
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Peanut production in the United States takes place the southern region of the country. There are four main types of peanuts grown:
To learn more about each type and how peanuts grow, visit the Peanut Facts section.