Sustainability in peanuts

sustainabilityAs 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 or nixing the use of plastic straws, may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but they can add up to something big.

The peanut, by nature, is more sustainable than other nuts, because they require significantly less water. They help replenish nitrogen in soil, which means that less fertilizer is needed to grow peanuts, as well as the rotation crop, ultimately leading to less greenhouse gas emissions.

Peanut producers are taking this to the next level by developing new varieties to maximize peanuts’ already sustainable traits. This helps U.S. peanut farmers to further reduce their environmental impact, make production more cost-effective and make peanuts one of the most sustainable crops.

Merchandisers and retailers can help educate consumers that peanuts and peanut butter are sustainable choices.

Simple choices have big impacts!