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Nuts 101: From green machines to nutritional dynamos, 10 surprising facts about peanuts

By Elaine Watson+

14-May-2015
Last updated on 14-May-2015 at 23:13 GMT2015-05-14T23:13:27Z

30 years ago, nuts were perceived as the nutritional equivalent of candy. Today, they are widely recognized as a nutrient powerhouse. But why are peanuts – which have unique health and sustainability credentials – still perceived by some consumers as not quite as healthy, or at least as hip, as higher-priced rivals such as almonds or walnuts? FoodNavigator-USA spent three days with the Peanut Institute to find out…

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