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 am from Florida and remember eating the boiled peanuts as a kid. I got my shipment yesterday and they were just as good as I remember. THANKS!”

, HOUSTON, TEXAS November 6, 2008

“these boiled peanuts are for my 24 year old daughter's birthday next week. we got hooked on them in florida years ago and can't find them near ma. you have the best. she loves them, as do i. thanks for having them available!!”

, new bedford, ma November 5, 2008

“This is nuts! I'm a northerner with the acquired taste of a southerner. For those who know about boiled peanuts, they know its a "southern delicacy". When I searched boiled peanuts I was surprised to see this web-site. Without any hesitation I ordered 12 cans of green boiled peanut patch, boiled peanuts, the kind my grandmother gave me as a snack when I was just a young boy visiting her floridian retreat. I am so excited, now I can give my friends a taste that reminds me of my wonderful childhood days! Thanks nuts online, you've triggered old memories that without you would not have been possible!”

, Andrews AFB, MD October 14, 2008

“I'm pretty much a peanut freak! Living in the north I've always had a hard time finding boiled peanuts so one day I did a online search and found Nuts online. When ordering the boiled, I also added salted in the shells. I found a major difference with yours compared to what I find in the local stores. Flavor and freshness are by far better as well as the price! It's been great dealing with Nuts online, Pete”

, northfield, il. August 7, 2008

“Yummy! Fast shipping! Thank you so much! I am an ex-Floridian and can not find boiled peanuts anywhere in OK. I used to eat the roddenbery peanuts whenever I”

, Collinsville, OK August 3, 2008

“thank you for the wonderful boiled pnuts. i eat them breakfast lunch and dinner and even snacks in between. they are wonderful.”

, anderson, in July 28, 2008

“I have been craving boiled peanuts for 2 months.. My nuts were delivered with speed.... I couldn't wait to crack open a can... I did... Wow... peanuty goodness!! I am very satisfied.. Thanks!!”

, Allen Park, MI July 25, 2008

“The quality and price of products from Nuts Online are excellent. I'm glad they were the top result when I googled for boiled peanuts which do not exist in New Mexico!”

, Farmington, NM July 3, 2008

“Hello My Nutty Friends, Once again I received my boiled peanut order in super fast time, I hardly left the computer room before the UPS man was on the porch. Thank you so much for the great service and it certainly is a pleasure ordering from yous guys.

Regards, L.M.

July 2, 2008

“This is at least the 20th time I've ordered the boiled peanuts, I quit smoking easier than eating these! I went to my doctor yesterday and he made me PROMISE to bring him some when I received them - he's hooked too! And I know I only have to deal with the
cravings for one day - they're home waiting for me when I get home from work!”

, newburgh, ny June 20, 2008


, Warwick, RI September 12, 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

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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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