The holiday shopping season is now in full-swing! To encourage consumers to keep peanuts and peanut butter top-of-mind for holiday cooking and baking, the Peanut Bureau of Canada (PBC) is executing three holiday social and digital programs.
The PBC posts news on subjects pertaining to peanut industry updates including farmer and manufacturer issues, food safety, nutrition research and recipes.
Lockdowns and retail closures last year forced retailers and foodservice into a holiday season that was anything but normal for many Canadians. This year, with COVID-19 restrictions loosening in several provinces, the industry can expect evolved consumer holiday experiences.
A recent study found high nut consumption, including peanuts and tree nuts, is associated with overall survival (OS) and a reduced risk of disease recurrence in people with breast cancer. Researchers examined the association of nut consumption at 5-year postdiagnosis with OS and disease-free survival (DFS) among breast cancer survivors.
A new study has found that daily consumption of peanuts and peanut butter may improve cognitive function and stress responses in young adults. The study looked at a “group of 63 healthy people aged between 19 and 33, who included a regular portion of peanut products in their daily [meals].”
With the world more focused on individual health and wellness than ever, Canadians are demanding healthier, 'better-for-you' snacks. Categories including 'snacking fruits, nuts and seeds' and 'puffed cakes' grew by 15% and 18%, respectively, in the past year.
The global pandemic has created serious issues when it comes to seeking health care guidance and advice. Among the concerned are Canadian parents, who are skeptical about introducing peanut protein to their babies, especially if they’re high-risk or fearful of the possibility of allergic reaction.
Recent research shows that the pandemic shifted Canadian consumers’ preferences. Emerging from the pandemic, consumers are demanding food companies take action to reduce the impact of the sector on climate and waste, and improve sustainability along every point of the supply chain.
It’s no secret: the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped food industry trends for the better half of the past 18 months, evolving consumer habits and attitudes across the globe. We see this in the increased demand for comfort and nostalgia. At the core of the pandemic, the classic PB&J was a comforting, convenient and nutritious option.
While peanuts and peanut butter are delicious additions to many dishes and snacks, many Canadians aren’t aware that these nutritional powerhouses are some of the most sustainable ingredients available. They’re not just good for our health, but also for our communities, and our planet.
Check out this collection of sweet and savoury, peanut-inspired recipes for the summer season!
As the pandemic disrupted Canadians’ lives, from leaving schools and offices, to staying home for days at a time and stockpiling necessities, data shows that peanut butter emerged as a go-to pandemic staple. It was in our pantries in a year when we needed comfort, familiarity and health the most.
Over the past two decades, peanut products have been banned in Canadian public schools. While peanut allergies affect two in 100 Canadian children, new research out of McMaster University has found little evidence that school-wide bans are actually effective in preventing allergic reactions.