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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.

The peanut industry and COVID-19

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. 

Consumer update: Canadian consumption

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.

The 2020 Shopper: Consumers B to Z and their buying power

Today’s shopper profile isn’t exactly… simple. Foodservice and grocery retailers have a span of four generations to think about when considering consumers and their buying power. When it comes to marketing peanut products, each generational shopper will have their own needs and motivations.

The power of plant protein, plant-forward choices and a plant-based lifestyle

With the update to Canada’s Food Guide last year, consumers were encouraged to reach for protein that wasn’t meat – and 2019 became the year of ‘plant-based eating’. Many Canadians continue to choose plant-based meat alternatives for health and environmental reasons.

Reaching the health-conscious consumer this season

The holidays are around the corner, and that likely means indulging on sweets, snacks and other delicious food options. To fully enjoy those wonderful, albeit not-so-healthy sweets, snacks and treats this season, encourage consumers to balance their plate with nutritious, protein-packed peanut products.

Inspire with peanuts during the holidays

With food at the centre of most celebrations, the holidays are a hectic time of year for the food retailers, foodservice operators and hospitality industry. Shoppers have so many food choices at their fingertips as to what they’re looking for, where to go, what to buy, what to eat and how to entertain this season.

Health News: 18 anti-inflammatory foods to eat to reduce pain

Best Health has outlined the top anti-inflammatory foods that can help reduce pain associated with inflammation, and nuts and seeds, including peanuts, made the list.

Nutrition News: Harvard study: Swapping red meat for nuts may reduce chances of early death by 19 per cent

Following in the footsteps of the updated Canada Food Guide, a number of studies have been published that support following a plant-based diet.

Allergy Update: Peanut allergy treatment safe for use on children, study suggests

New research suggests that preschool-aged children who have peanut allergies may benefit from oral immunotherapy, being introduced to peanut protein in small amounts.

Consumer Research: Canadians are indulging in dangerous amounts of ultra-processed food: study

Results from a new study by the Heart and Stroke Foundation are in: a diet of ultra-processed food is associated with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure – all of which are risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Sustainability in peanuts

As environmental concerns continue to grow, consumers are looking to make sustainable choices when it comes to food. They’re also looking for companies or organizations that are thinking sustainably. Actions such as adding more plant-based protein to your diet may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but they can add up to something big.

Seasonal fall cooking with peanuts

Fall is a wonderful season for cooking with peanuts and peanut butter in a variety of recipes. When customers are shopping, merchandisers may wish to keep peanuts close to the produce section, or adjust signage that signifies peanuts and peanut butter as great seasonal cooking partners.