A peanut is a peanut until you taste a Jungle Peanut which is the purest form of a peanut with the most outrageous flavor ever packed into a peanut shell.
Grown in the rainforests of the Amazon and primarily in Ecuador, Jungle Peanuts are an heirloom peanut variety that has a rich, pure, creamy flavor that actually tastes better without salt. Enjoy as is, mixed with dried fruits and other nuts for a homemade trail mix, or ground to make homemade peanut butter.
Jungle Peanuts are also a nutritional powerhouse with all nine essential amino acids making them a great source of complete protein and are also a good source of magnesium. A one-ounce serving – about 40 peanuts – has 170 calories, 8 grams of protein, 2 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, and 13 grams of fat (2.5 grams of which is saturated) which is comparable to the common peanut with the Jungle Peanut having a bit more protein and natural sugar but a little less fat.
With a rich golden color and dark brownish/purplish/reddish stripes on the outside and a white interior, Jungle Peanuts are one of nature’s beautiful creations.So where to find Jungle Peanuts? Sunfood Superfoods sells raw certified organic jungle peanuts (that are also vegan, gluten-free and kosher) in a resealable 8 ounce packet for about $9-$10. Purchase on-line at www.sunfood.com, www.vitacost.com, or www.luckyvitamin.com. Vitacost has frequent promotions of 10-20% off orders with free shipping on orders of $50 or more so take advantage of the offers when available.