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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“Your Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts Rock! They are the best tasting boiled peanuts I have ever had. Your prompt and courteous service is Superb. I am in Iraq and it is great to have a taste from home.”

, Lampasas, Texas December 16, 2006

“I myself do not like boiled peanuts, but my sister, brother-in-law, niece and daughter are crazy about them! I found Nutsonline quite awhile ago, but never realized they sold boiled peanuts until one day I looked into the peanut category and found them! I was so pleased I ordered that same day. Your shipping is incredibly fast and ordering couldn't be easier. I love your company and will be a long-term customer!”

, Six Lakes, MI December 7, 2006

“Stop. Get your credit card out. Now, suck it up and order these peanuts. I was a skeptic too; I wish I hadn't been!

My family used to go down to SC every year when I was younger. Boiled peanuts were everywhere! People here in Ohio don't even know what they are, what a shame. If you think these are the EXACT same you find along the road, well, they're dang close. They are delicious. The order process was incredibly smooth, and arrived very quickly. I came home to find them waiting for me on the porch. Needless to say, I munched a can down right away. Like I said, just order them, you'll be glad you did.”

, Pataskala, Ohio September 25, 2006

“AWESOME! I love boiled peanuts, HOWEVER, I haven't had them in years. Well, let me tell you something, your canned BOILED PEANUTS are GREATTTTT.
Your business NUTS-ON-LINE, is again AWESOME. THank you Thank you Thank you”

, Baltimore, Maryland July 17, 2006

“Thank you so much for delivering what me and my children have been craving for,for the past 4 yrs,boiled peanuts.I couldnt find them in any store out here.Thanks again Nuts online”

, san pablo, ca February 3, 2006

“I eat boiled peanuts everyday, I think i'm addicted to them. I don't know what they're good for, but I eat them for breakfast instead of cereal and a snack instead of popcorn. I wish they could be ordered automatically every month, I'm kind of a busy person. I often forget to order, then run out and go through withdrawals until more comes. ”

, brooklyn, ny October 26, 2005

“My husband is from the South and is madly in love with boiled peanuts. I received my order,9 cans, in plenty of time for his Birthday, along with some goodies for me.
Thanks once again for being so yummy and getting me my goodies so quick.

, Michigan August 8, 2005

“I have been looking for boiled peanuts since my grandparents moved away from Georgia. I found them at Nutsonline and the service was great. Everything was shipped on time and I just placed my second order!”

, Branson, MO August 30, 2004

“I ordered the boiled peanuts for my husband. He enjoyed them so much he asked me to place another order, double the size of the first order. Aside from being tasty, the price was better than the competition and the order arrived quickly as you promised. Keep up the good work. ”

, Freeport, NY August 5, 2004

“My Fiance' is from Alabama and just loves boiled peanuts, I found your site and have become addicted. I have purchased from you twice and both times I received my products VERY quick and everything is delicious.
Thanks for making us nuts about you...Are you kidding he LOVES them, he has already eaten 2 cans. I am so happy I
found you guys, you are an awesome company and your products are top notch.
( I'm a huge caddyshack fan, sorry for the quote)

Thanks again. See you soon.

, Southgate, Michigan April 27, 2004

“Love them, so glad you have them, I'll be getting more soon.”

, Jamestown, CA September 27, 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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