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.
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Donna, Terre Haute, IN March 16, 2014
“I eat boiled peanuts while vacationing in the south but could not find them here in Terre Haute until recently. I love them alone and also in my salads. Delicious!”
Erlinda February 20, 2014
“I was looking online to see who sold boiled peanuts and nuts.com was first on the search. I browsed the website and found what I needed. After ordering, the processing, shipping and communication emails were super fast! The package arrived with crazy funny notes on it which added to their likeability! I will use nuts.com in the future and will recommend them to anyone needing nuts.”
Wendy, Tiskilwa, IL January 30, 2014
“Ordered some boiled peanuts to have a taste from my childhood. They were amazingly fast and all the taste I remember. My kids and I loved them! Thank you for great product and service!”
Gary, North Potomac, MD December 19, 2013
“I found Nuts.com searching for green boiled peanuts and ordered some along with chocolate covered pretzels. My order came the very next day and everything was great. I just ordered more, they ship super fast. This place is great, glad I found it and I will order lots of great things from them many times. They give free samples too.”
Joyce, Mission Viejo, California December 16, 2013
“3 boxes were just delivered to me!!! The first I opened
were the boiled peanuts!!!! They are so good!!! I am 77 but while eating the nuts I was back in Florida and a bare foot kid again! Thank you!
TeD, Woodland, WA December 5, 2013
“Can't believe the fast shipment! Wow. Faster than Santa in a sleigh.....I'm so happy now and checking my TV channels for a game to watch while I eat my Peanut Patch Green Boiled Peanuts. Oh, life is good now! Thanks Nuts.com. You're a winner.”
william, las vegas, NV November 25, 2013
“Your boiled peanuts were GREAT better than I expected. I will be placing more orders for family and friends.”
Jill, Astoria, New York November 19, 2013
“My sister and I have been craving boiled peanuts since leaving the south back in 1982. Finally had a thought to check online. We ordered Sat. night and I got my box of 6 cans via regular delivery only 3 days later! Love my nuts and love nuts.com.”
Ellis, Albuquerque, NM November 8, 2013
“Just like the boiled peanuts that we had back on the farm in SE North Carolina!!!! Not like brine salt wise but just salty enough and made from real green peanuts not the tough mature ones!! Great job!!! I'll probably be ordering again!!! THANKS for a real product!”
Martha, Fallon, Nevada September 26, 2013
“I am from the south, and I would boil my own peanuts. Thank you for doing it for me. Here in Navada they do not grow peanuts, do not know what they are. Thank you so very much. ”
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Michael, Hyannis, MA August 30, 2014
“I ordered these Thursday evening, hoping to receive them for a big game on Saturday night. I don't know how you did it, but I received them on Saturday! Your prices and shipping are fantastic! Thank you, Michael J.”
Serving Size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
(Approx. 15.2 Servings/Pound)
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories From Fat||70|
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