Use and Storage of Raw Peanuts
As with many raw agricultural food products, it is recommended that raw peanuts should be cooked before consumption. To maintain best eating quality, store peanuts in a cool dry place. For short-term storage (a few days) keep at or below 60 degrees. For long-term storage, keep at 40 degrees or below. Peanuts may be stored in a tightly closed container in the freezer to maintain freshness for an extended period of time.
Recipe for Roasting Raw Redskin Peanuts in a Conventional Oven
1.) Place Raw Peanuts, in shell or shelled, one layer deep in a shallow baking pan.
2.) Roast in a 350 degree oven - approximately 15-20 minutes for shelled peanuts and approximately 20-25 minutes for in-shell peanuts.
3;) Remove from heat just short of doneness desired as peanuts continue to cook as they cool. Season to taste. Times may vary with individual ovens.
CAUTION! THE PAN AND PEANUTS ARE VERY HOT!
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Health Benefits of Raw Virginia Peanuts
Raw peanuts aren’t just tasty, they’re packed with healthy fat, protein, and fiber. The skins of redskin peanuts are also high in fiber and the antioxidant reservatrol, which is also found in red wine. There is also evidence to suggest that as little as a single handful of virginia peanuts a day can reduce the risk of heart disease. Peanuts are also one of the best snacks for diabetics, as they have a low glycemic index, which is a method of ranking the carbohydrates in food. Their low glycemic index ranking of 14 means they are digested slowly, which is helpful to maintain healthy blood sugar.
There are more than just the health benefits of peanuts- Virginia Peanuts take an average of 5 gallons of water per ounce to farm, compared to 80 gallons of water per ounce of almonds, which means that in addition to being healthy, they’re also more sustainable. Raw peanuts are cheaper than their expensive tree nut relatives, such as almonds, so you don’t have to break the bank for a heart healthy snack. Affordable, healthy, and sustainable, peanuts are one powerful nut!
Hope and Harmony Virginia Peanuts
As fourth generation peanut farmers, we are passionate about raw peanuts at Hope and Harmony Farms. We grow and sell all our products from our family farm in the small town of Drewryville, Virginia. When you buy our premium virginia peanuts, you’re buying them right from the source- from our farm to your table. We grow and cook all our own products, so you know you’re getting nothing but the best Virginia Raw Peanuts any time you order from Hope and Harmony Farms.