Peanuts in shells on wooden background

By December 30, 2017Articles

Peanuts in shells on wooden  background

By Amy Grant Did you know that the average American eats 6 pounds (almost 3 kg.) of peanut products per year! There are actually four types of peanut: Valencia, Spanish, Runners, and Virginia. Of these, many peanut aficionados claim that Valencia peanuts are the best to eat raw or boiled. If you are only familiar with peanuts in the form of peanut butter or ballpark snack, you may be wondering what are Valencia peanuts? Read on to find out how to grow Valencia peanuts and other info on Valencia peanut varieties. What are Valencia Peanuts? Valencia peanuts have three to six small red-skinned seeds per shell, each with a sweet flavor. Valencia peanuts are found growing for commercial use in New Mexico and account for less than 1% of the United States production of peanuts. Their sweet flavors make them a favorite for boiled nuts and are also often used

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