PEANUTS ARE THE MOST POPULAR NUT

  • Peanuts are the most commonly eaten nut in America. When peanut butter is  factored in, they comprise over 2/3 of the nut consumption in the US.
  • Peanuts have an enjoyable flavor and people do not get tired of eating them, even after 8 weeks of replacing all fat in the diet with peanuts!

USDA MYPLATE

Peanuts are eaten like nuts as snacks and are included in the US Dietary Guidelines and related dietary guidance represented in the protein group.

Peanuts are part of the USDA MyPlate protein group

Peanuts provide protein and healthy oils in many traditional diets including, Mediterranean, Asian, African, Latin American and vegetarian diets.

 

SNACK SMART

Make your calories count by making smarter snack choices.

Eating peanuts and peanut butter can help you prevent unwanted weight gain by giving you more energy and helping you feel fuller longer.

Click here to learn how.

 

 

 

Snacking_MYPLATE

 

Peanuts and peanut butter are also a great snack for adults, providing essential nutrients, protein and healthy fats. Peanuts are a satisfying snack and peanut eaters have been associated with lower BMIs and a longer life.

 

 

Download the Snack Smart fact sheet.

Download the Where do Peanuts Fit on USDA’s MyPlate fact sheet.

 

Peanuts are the most commonly eaten nut in America

 

USDA MyPlate: PAIRING WITH PEANUTS

While peanuts and peanut butter can be eaten alone, they are also the perfect partner for every food group. Click here to learn more!

PEANUTS ALSO MAKE A GREAT SNACK

Americans are snacking more and more each year. Over the last 30 years, the number of snacks consumed per day has doubled. The majority of snacking occurs after lunch, but before dinner.

According to the USDA, peanuts are a Smart Snack for kids with zero empty calories. Research shows that kids who eat peanuts and peanut butter as an afterschool snack have an overall better nutrient intake, eat more fruits and vegetables, and are better able to maintain their weight through adolescence.

According to the USDA, peanuts are Smart Snack for kids with zero empty calories.l.