THE VIRGINIA PEANUTS BLOG
What Makes Virginia Peanuts Special?
There are several different types, also known as cultivars, of peanuts. Virginia peanuts are known for their large size and distinctive crunch. A little known fact about Virginia peanuts is that they’re not exclusively grown in Virginia! Virginia peanuts are also grown in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The “Virginia Peanut” moniker comes from where they were originally cultivated: Virginia. Hope and Harmony farms is located in the heart of peanut country, and we’re proud to grow Virginia peanuts where they were born. Virginia peanuts have a distinct, nutty flavor that makes them particularly well-suited for snacking, roasting, and confections. Homemade peanut butter is growing in popularity, and high quality, fresh peanuts are essential in its creation. Put gourmet peanuts in and get gourmet peanut butter out. Raw peanuts are increasingly popular for their health benefits and versatility as a cooking ingredient. Raw peanut hummus is a tasty alternative to traditional hummus flavors.
Peanut Nutritional Facts
Not only do we all love peanut butter, peanuts have some surprisingly potent nutritional content! Packed are packed with more protein than any other nut, tree nuts included. They’re naturally cholesterol-free, and provide more than 30 important nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are also a great source of folate, which is an essential vitamin for healthy babies and their hearts. A single ounce of peanuts contains 41 micrograms of folate, or 10% of your daily value. New research also shows that peanuts contain the plant compound resveratrol, that has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease and cancer in several studies. Who knew that a handful of Virginia peanuts could do so much?
Why Choose Hope and Harmony Farms Peanuts?
Hope and Harmony Farms, formerly known as Royal Oak Peanuts, is a small gourmet peanut company. Grown by a fourth-generation peanut farmer, Hope and Harmony peanuts are farmed in the heart of Virginia and hand-cooked to perfection as they’re ordered. Hope and Harmony Farms Virginia peanuts are the largest you’ll find, and are a great source of tasty protein on their own or as a part of a complete meal. Whether you like raw peanuts, roasted peanuts, gourmet seasoned peanuts, or traditional in-shell ballpark peanuts, Hope and Harmony has all your peanut needs covered. Take a look around our site to find the gourmet peanuts for you and your family.