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The PBC posts news on subjects pertaining to peanut industry updates including farmer and manufacturer issues, food safety, nutrition research and recipes.

Peanut trends insight from the Peanut Institute

There’s no doubt that peanuts and peanut butter are adored by many Canadians. In fact, research indicates that peanut products are so popular that nine in 10 Canadians reported having peanuts and/or peanut butter in their homes. With many health benefits, lots of flavour and endless cooking possibilities, what’s not to love?

Go nuts for better health

As one of Canada’s most beloved snacks, peanuts and peanut butter continue to show their nutritional powerhouse benefits. As pointed out in a recent article from The Sydney Morning Herald, they deserve some serious health credit.

U.S. peanut growers learn about the Canadian marketplace

November 7-9, 2012 was a busy and exciting time, as peanut farmers from Florida and Georgia travelled to Toronto to learn about the Canadian retail market and experience the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair first-hand.

Why people are going nuts for nuts

As we enter into primetime snacking season, there’s nothing better than a handful of crunchy, tasty and healthy peanuts that are sure to win over your guests. And, as good as nuts are, they’ve moved beyond the cocktail crowd.

Mom’s nut consumption tied to fewer allergies in kids

There’s no question a mother would go to great lengths to ensure her child does not develop allergies. But, imagine if a mother could consume particular foods to help lessen the chance her child would develop allergies. A recent study is trying to prove just this.

5 unexpected uses for peanut butter

Peanut butter is delicious in cookies and on sandwiches, but its uses go beyond the kitchen. The tasty mixture of roasted nuts can do everything from removing grime to preserving garden tools. Discover the most unexpected uses for PB now!

Cracking the peanut – Part two: Five essential nutrients of peanuts and peanut butter

In the May 2012 issue of In a Nutshell, you read about how to eat healthy throughout the year. The key take-away from this article was that nuts can play an important role in your quest for health. Now it’s time to dig deep into the nutritional benefits of peanuts.

Monounsaturated fats are good for salads – and brains too, researchers find

It’s not often that two stories with peanut implications come along that appeal to both culinary and neurological interests. But the practical implication from two recent U.S. studies is just that: to be good to your salads (absorb more vitamins from salad vegetables) and your brains (safeguard cognitive health in older adults) use more monounsaturated oils. The good news is that peanut oil for salads and peanuts for everyday eating fit the bill perfectly.

New peanut and peanut butter trends

We all know peanuts are one of the healthiest and most cost-effective snack options available. What you might not know is the extent to which peanuts are researched and studied. As one of the most popular snacking items worldwide, much attention is paid to learning more about what consumers desire in a quality snack item.

Peanut oil: A great source of monounsaturated fat for cognitive fitness

When it comes to nutrition, the healthiest oils to cook with are those rich in monounsaturated fat. Known as the “good for you fats”, monounsaturated fats are heart-healthy fatty acids that help keep cholesterol levels in check, and can be found in peanut, canola, olive, avocado and almond oils. Today’s health-savvy patrons will continue to seek out healthy menu choices, so why not proactively provide them with options?

Allergy update: Tannins show promise for allergen-free peanut products

Peanut allergy sufferers might be one step closer to tossing their EpiPens for good. Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may have uncovered a substance with the potential to significantly reduce allergic reactions to peanut-based products.

Want to get involved and learn more?

Are you involved in growing, producing or providing services for the peanut industry? If so, the best thing you can do for your company is to become a member of the American Peanut Council (APC).