Our Virginia Raw peanuts are plucked straight from the earth, cured and sent to you otherwise unaltered. These extra large Virginia peanuts are valued for their high nutritional value and large meaty size. Our RAW Virginia peanuts are 100% all natural with no additives or preservatives! You save when you buy RAW Virginia peanuts direct from our farm.
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 PEANUTS IN CONVENTIONAL OVEN:
- Place Raw Peanuts, in shell or shelled, one layer deep in a shallow baking pan.
- Roast in a 350 degree oven - approximately 15-20 minutes for shelled peanuts and approximately 20-25 minutes for in-shell peanuts.
- 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!
Raw peanuts are unique as a healthy food with more than just their healthy fat, protein, and fiber. They have also been recognized as a great way to get multiple nutrients in a small portion from a single food source versus a supplement. Peanuts are filled with a number of vitamins and minerals that we need daily in our diets, which are integral to growth, development, metabolism, and immunity. Peanuts contain more protein than any other nut weighing in with 7 grams of protein.
The following vitamins and minerals can be found in peanuts:
NIACIN helps convert food to energy. The digestive system, skin, and nerves also use niacin to function. An ounce of peanuts is an excellent source of niacin providing a quarter of our daily needs.
FOLATE is especially important in infancy and pregnancy. It helps produce and maintain cells. An ounce of peanuts is a good source of folate providing over 10% of our daily needs.
PANTOTHENIC ACID is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. An ounce of peanuts provides almost 10% of our daily needs.
THIAMIN(B1) is essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system. It also helps cells in the body convert carbohydrates into energy. An ounce of peanuts is a good source of thiamin providing 10% of our daily needs.
RIBOFLAIN (B2) has a key role in metabolizing fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Just 2 servings provide 5% of our daily need.
CHOLINE is critical for normal membrane structure and function. It is also important to lung function and memory development in infants. An ounce of peanuts provides almost 5% of our daily needs.
VITAMIN B6 is involved in protein and red blood cell metabolism and has a role in the nervous and immune systems. A higher intake of dietary vitamin B6 may be beneficial for heart disease. An ounce of peanuts provides over 5% of our daily needs.
VITAMIN E is commonly known as an antioxidant, but it is also involved in immune function and regulation of certain metabolic processes. An ounce of peanuts provides 20% of our daily needs and is considered an excellent source. That means that two servings provide almost half of our daily needs.
MAGNESIUM has multiple roles in the body. It maintains normal muscle and nerve function thereby keeping our heart rhythm steady, it supports a healthy immune system, promotes normal blood pressure, keeps bones strong, and helps to regular blood sugar levels. Peanuts are a good source of magnesium and just 2 servings provides a quarter of our daily needs.
PHOPHORUS primarily functions in the formation of bones and teeth. It also helps synthesize protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues. A serving of peanuts is a good source providing about 15% of our daily needs.
POTASSIUM is critical to maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It is important to brain and nerve function and is necessary for normal growth and muscle development. Just one serving provides almost 5% of our daily needs.
ZINC supports our immune systems, helps in wound healing, and is involved in building proteins. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence. A serving of peanuts provides almost 10% of our daily needs.
IRON is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health. It is involved in oxygen transport and helps regulate cell growth and differentiation. A serving of peanuts provides almost 10% of our daily needs.
COPPER plays a role in the production of key proteins in our body such as collagen and hemoglobin, which transports oxygen. A serving of peanuts is an excellent source of copper providing over 20% of our daily needs.
MANGANESE is a cofactor for many enzymes. A serving of peanuts is an excellent source of manganese providing over a quarter of our daily needs.
SELENIUM is an antioxidant helping to prevent cellular damage from free radicals. It regulates thyroid function and plays a role in the immune system. A serving of peanuts provides about 5% of our daily needs.
Virginia type peanuts (grown primarily in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia) are large podded and usually contain two large elongated seeds with light reddish skins. They are valued by consumers for their large size,beauty,excellent peanut flavor and high nutritional value.
ROYAL OAK PEANUTS STATES THESE PEANUTS IN THESE CONTAINERS ARE RAW AND HAVE BEEN INSPECTED BY THE USDA, BUT STILL MAY CONTAIN BACTERIA, AND IF NOT COOKED PROPERLY COULD CAUSE ILLNESS. FOR YOUR PROTECTION, ANY PEANUTS LABELED AS RAW MUST BE COOKED PRIOR TO CONSUMPTION.All Natural. NO Preservatives. NON-GMO. Gluten Free
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