Did you know there are 4 different types of peanuts?
I'm going to briefly talk about each one but really highlight Virginia peanuts, peanuts we cook from scratch.
The largest of all peanuts, the Virginia peanut is also known as the “ballpark” peanut and is often used in gourmet snacks. Virginia peanuts account for about 15 percent of total U. S. production and are grown mainly in southeastern Virginia, northeastern North Carolina, South Carolina and West Texas. Virginias are a popular peanut used for all-natural peanut butter.
We take over 1-1/2 days to cook our Virginia Peanuts. 8hours for the 1st cleaning process, 2nd process is 8 hours with hand picked seasons and 6 hours to cool before bagged. Keep in mind we have 4 different flavors. Each are made with A LOT OF T. L. C. ( Tender Loving Care aka Sweet). You should try them all at least once.
What are Runner Peanuts?
Runner type peanuts are the most popular peanuts in America. They rose to prominence in the early 1970s with the introduction of a new variety called the Florunner. The Florunner quickly took off and it and other runner peanuts have since grown to make up the majority of cultivated peanuts, beating out the other major variety, bunching peanuts. Runner peanut varieties are popular for a few reasons. The plants produce consistently high yields. The kernels are medium in size and very uniform in shape. They’re excellent for roasting, but they’re more frequently used for peanut butter, making up over half of the peanut butter production in the United States where they are grown in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Oklahoma. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/
The Spanish peanut has a reddish brown skin and are sometimes referred to as "earth nuts." The peanut is part of the legume or bean family, the third largest family of flowering plants. The Spanish nut has a higher oil content then other varieties and typically have smaller seeds. The Spanish peanut is oval in shape. This nut has a buttery and nutty flavor. Raw Spanish peanuts are available year-round. Spanish peanuts are high in protein. One cup of peanuts supplies approximately one-third of the recommended daily amount for protein. High in soluble fiber, Spanish nuts are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including B-complex vitamins, potassium, iron, zinc, plus other essential minerals.
These peanuts, grown almost exclusively in New Mexico, typically have three or more small dark-red to bright-red kernels in a long pod. Very sweet, they are usually roasted and sold in the shell. They are also excellent for fresh use as boiled peanuts.