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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“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!”

, Albuquerque, NM November 8, 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. ”

, Fallon, Nevada September 26, 2013

“I was born and raised in Louisiana. I grew up eating the boiled peanuts that my Mom made with peanuts my uncle raised on his farm. I have been living in Michigan for 41 years now and this is like love from home to have boiled peanuts to eat again. Thanks!”

, Breckenridge, MI September 24, 2013

“AWESOME! YANKEES DON'T KNOW ABOUT BOILED PEANUTS. SO IT IS VERY HARD FOR THIS FLA. BOY TO GET THEM. THANK YA'LL VERY MUCH.”

September 4, 2013

“I grew up in ga. We always had boiled peanuts. I LOVE THEM. ONLY ONE OF MY SONS LOVE THEM TOO. SO THIS WILL BE A BIG SURPRISE FOR HIM!”

, san leandro, ca August 6, 2013

“I grew up eating boiled salted peanuts and love them. Shipment arrived this morning and hate to admit, have gone through 1 can already.

Plan to introduce this item to my friends this weekend.

Cannot believe how much the canned taste like the boiled peanuts I ate as a child living in central Florida.

Keep up the good work.”

, Glen Cove, NY June 20, 2013

“WOW!!!! ordered last night and delivered today!! now that's what I call quick delivery. already enjoyed a can of boiled peanuts. thank u thank u thank u. have ordered many times and nuts,com has NEVER let us down. :)”

, windsor locks, ct June 20, 2013

“As someone that just tried the boiled peanuts our last trip to Florida in Feb. I opened the can, heated the peanuts and they tasted just like the ones I bought at the roadside stand in Florida. Excellent, will order again when these are gone. ”

, Nebraska May 15, 2013

“Born in Georgia and raised in Alabama ( Roll Tide ) I was delighted to find you on the web. Just ordered another case. Thank you so much. No need to heat them up, they are wonderful right out of the can.”

, Wichita, kansas April 19, 2013

“Just received my boiled peanuts and already opened a can! They are so good. The shipping was fast and the service is excellent! Thank you nuts.com. I will be ordering again soon. ”

, Haysville, Ks March 28, 2013

“The BEST EVERRRRR!!....GREAT ON DELIVERY!!!!”

, 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
%DV
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%

Ingredients

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.

Storage

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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