There’s some good news for milk chocolate lovers! Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that adding peanut skins to milk chocolate boosts the treat’s antioxidant properties, making it a healthier option, like dark chocolate.
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As the second wave of COVID-19 unfolds and the holiday season knocks on the doors of Canadians, consumers are quite likely to consider stockpiling necessary food items as they did when the pandemic began. The question is, will stockpiling be necessary?
Back in March, as the pandemic came to the forefront in Canada, the Peanut Bureau of Canada (PBC), reported on how consumer shopping habits were quickly shifting to adapt to the new realities of living, and how trends were changing the grocery retail landscape.
The global health pandemic has raised questions among consumers about the safety of introducing allergenic foods, including peanut protein. Canadian families are concerned about the health and wellness of their children, in addition to a conscious effort to not add strain to our hospitals and frontline health care workers.
So, what is the recommendation for introducing allergenic foods during a time of heightened health concerns?
The pandemic has altered Canada’s grocery retail landscape and, by extension, Canadian consumer behaviour. According to research from Shopper Intelligence, a shopper and marketing research firm, consumers are more open-minded and impulsive than they were pre-COVID-19.
Since COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions began in March, the prices and availability of agriculture and commodity goods have been affected. Peanuts, however, have shown their true place in Canadian homes as a trusted pantry staple item, especially in a time of crisis. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), peanut producers are on track to grow more peanuts this year than last, even with the impact of the coronavirus and the restrictions that stem from it.
Did you know that peanuts can be good for your brain? This powerful legume is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. The Peanut Institute outlines the positive impact that consuming peanut protein can have on your brain.
The natural fats found in peanut butter can benefit your heart, lower cholesterol and satisfy. This article breaks down the different types of fat in peanut butter, so you can help your clients and patients understand what it all means.
The long-running CHILD Cohort Study suggests that children who don’t eat peanut protein before turning one could be more likely to develop a peanut allergy by age three.
As a dietitian, you likely meet people from different walks of life with various needs and wants. The PBC has recapped the four most influential generations, providing some insight on the behaviours and motivations of each.
The COVID-19 health crisis is evolving by the day,. Since the announcement of the global pandemic, many shoppers have started to stockpile their pantries in a response to food safety fears. While information on the longevity of this crisis is still unknown, consumers are looking for shelf-stable items that are nutritious and economical.
Every year, the American Peanut Council conducts research on Canadian peanut and peanut butter consumption habits and overall attitudes. The 2019 results are in and once again, we can confirm that Canadians love powerful, protein-packed peanut products. Check out some key takeaways from the research.