Boiled Peanuts

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Boiled peanuts are a tasty snack and a favorite food of the South. Their distinct salty taste comes from boiling green peanuts, still in the shell, in salt water. The boiling process releases flavors and nutrients from the peanut shell, making the nuts soft, fresh, and flavorful. Our boiled peanuts are canned only hours after being picked, so they retain their delicious taste.

How to Eat Boiled Peanuts

Our boiled peanuts come from the popular Margaret Holmes Peanut Patch brand, in 7.5 oz dried weight cans (these used to be called Roddenberry). To enjoy the boiled peanuts, drain the brine from the can and shell the peanuts. For extra flavor, try heating the peanuts in the liquid after opening the can.

Boiled Peanuts Nutrition

1. Boiled peanuts contain more antioxidants than roasted or raw peanuts. A 2007 study conducted by researchers from Alabama A&M University's Department of Food and Animal Sciences found that boiled peanuts bring out up to four times more phytochemicals that help protect against disease than raw, dry or oil-roasted nuts. These phytochemicals have antioxidant qualities that protect cells against the risk of degenerative diseases, including cancers, diabetes and heart disease.

2. Boiled peanuts support a healthy heart. Boiled Peanuts contain resveratrol, a plant chemical also found in red wine, which studies have shown to have a protective effect against cancer and heart disease. A 2013 study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine found that resveratrol still remains effective even after the body has metabolized it. The lead researcher of this study believes that this regeneration effect could be beneficial in treating a wide variety of human diseases.

3. Boiled peanuts are an excellent source of nutrients. Our peanuts are loaded with many vitamins and minerals and are high in plant protein. Also, the fat content is primarily the good kind which includes monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. According to the American Heart Association, replacing saturated and trans fat with unsaturated fat as part of a healthy diet can help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol levels.

A Tasty Tradition

Boiled peanuts have been a cultural tradition of the Southern United States since at least the Civil War, when Confederate soldiers would use salt water to boil and preserve the "goober peas" they were given as rations. Today, these peanuts are still extremely popular in the South, and were even proclaimed the official snack food of South Carolina in 2006. During the summer months, families, neighbors, and friends throughout the South often gather to boil peanuts together and enjoy them outdoors over a cold drink.

Customer Reviews

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“I ordered yesterday and got my order today. I eagerly opened my box and there were my boiled peanuts, I couldn't wait to crack the can open and warm them up! THEY WERE FANTASTIC just like the ones I buy in Savannah, GA. Wonderful! Did I mention I'm about to place my second order! ”

, Maryland December 18, 2007

“My green boiled peanuts arrived, yummy I just opened my first can and they are delicious as I remembered.. Thank you for carrying this product.. 12 cans go to my father he will be so surprised I found them....”

, anoka, minnesota December 17, 2007

“After moving From Auburn AL. to a small town in PA., I was suffering from "Boiled Peanut withdrawal".
You came to the rescue and saved the day!!!
Absolutely Delicious!!!
Thank You!! Thank You!!
I'll Be Back For More!
Craig "War Eagle"”

, Mildred, Pennsylvania November 26, 2007

“While visiting very good friends in the South I discovered boiled peanuts since then I am ADDICTED ... the best snack ever.

, Antwerp, Europe November 23, 2007

“Finally! Having been raised in southern Florida, I have been looking for old fashioned boiled peanuts. I have tried other vendors, but have not been happy. Thank You NutsOnline for a wonderful product and super fast shipping!”

, Garland, TX November 12, 2007

“I ordered the 3 can pack of boiled peanuts just to see what your product was like. I'm from South Carolina and miss my boiled peanuts. They came today and it was like making a trip back home. Will be in touch soon for another order.”

, Seven Points, Tx November 8, 2007

“I couldn't believe you guys sold boiled peanuts. I couldn't find them unless I was out of town. Thanks they were fresh and just like I remembered them as a kid!”

, Willoughby, Ohio October 17, 2007

“OMGosh, lol, just got 6 cans and am ready to order a case. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!”

, NY July 6, 2007

“OH how happy you made my husband...a relocated southerner. We had boiled peanuts in Jax recently, and he decided he needed them more often than every five years. Order came on the day you said it would....we are thrilled!”

, Lincoln, NE June 29, 2007

“I am a native of Texas, living in New York, and you just can't find boiled peanuts up north. I am happy to have found a place where I can get them again. Who knows? I might just convert a few northerners to the pleasure of boiled peanuts.”

, Hadley, NY June 2, 2007

“Very fast service. Delivered before expected.”

, Hudson, FL October 17, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
(Approx. 15.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories From Fat 70
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 2%


Green Boiled Peanuts, Water, Salt, Erythorbic Acid (To Promote Color Retention).

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.


Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 6 months. This item can be frozen.

Country of Origin: United States

ID: 2007

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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