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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“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

“Growing up in Fisher, LA boiled peanuts was a favorite treat that we looked forward to each year. My Uncle raised them and my Momma boiled them up. Since living in Michigan for the last 40 years this is the only way I can get that wonderful "comfort food" any more. Thank you so much!”

, Breckenridge, MI March 11, 2013

“Great boiled peanuts. 1st time eating them so it took some time to learn how to eat them. You are all great people. Thanks”

, Endwell, NY March 6, 2013

“ I AM FROM THE SOUTH AND LOVE BOILED PEANUTS. CAN'T FIND THEM HERE. HEATED A CAN AS SOON AS I GOT THEM. YUM. THANKS FOR THE LITTLE GIFT TOO.”

, woodland, ca March 3, 2013

“I used to live in Florida and bought canned boiled peanuts in the grocery store all the time. Now that I am in CT, no one has ever even heard of boiled peanuts. I am so excited that I finally decided to search online for them...AND found Roddenberry's. Can't wait for them to be delivered and heat up a can, yumm yumm! I can taste them already =)”

, West Haven, CT February 24, 2013

“Boiled peanuts. Shipped quickly. Taste totally fantabulous!!!! After one day already ordered two more cases. ”

, Queens, New York February 6, 2013

“This company is amazing! Delivery is on time, packaging is immaculate and the product quality is the best possible.
The pili nuts, boiled peanuts, and sugar free gummy bears are the best I've ever had. The pili nuts have that light creamy texture that is unique and tastefully different from any other nuts. The boiled peanuts taste fresh and each shell is a burst of briny nutty nuggets. The sugar free gummy bears are a healthy alternative from the sugary ones available on the stores.
Thank you Nuts.com for what you do! You show a lot of pride with what you are doing and truly treat your customers like family.”

February 2, 2013

“Order Wednesday Nite got the NUTS
Thursday morning. VERY VERY FAST
and Thank You the NUTS bring me back to my Days in the South where everyone boiled GREEN PEANUTS.”

, Becket, Ma January 17, 2013

“Received nuts and have already eaten a can. Was very good . I am from Georgia where they raise peanuts. nutty nice. Thank you so much. Joliette.”

, Snyder, TX January 12, 2013

“Okay y'all! I'm gonna try a can of boiled peanuts on your say so. I live in New York, but grew up eating & cooking them - my parents are from South Carolina (there are still a few stores or roadside farms that sell green peanuts). It would be nice not to have to wait a couple of hours for them to cook. And it would be even greater to save my family from burning their tongues 'cause their in a hurry to eat them.”

, queens village, NY August 26, 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

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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