Peanuts may be small in size, but their impact on the world is mighty. From the dusty fields where they are grown to the delicious snacks we enjoy, the journey of a peanut is a remarkable one. At Virginia Peanut Company, we believe that every peanut has a story to tell. From the moment our seeds are planted in the fertile Virginia soil, to the time they arrive in your snack bowl, the journey of our peanuts is one of dedication, passion, and pride. Explore the story of our Virginia nuts below and order some for your snack bowl today!
The Humble Beginnings of a Peanut
The journey of a peanut starts in the fields, where farmers sow the seeds of this humble legume. The peanut plant is unique in that it flowers above ground, but then buries its fruits underground. Peanuts grow best in warm climates with well-drained soil, like that in southeast Virginia. The great conditions of this area have helped us continually produce bountiful harvests since the 1860s!
The Harvesting Process
Once the peanuts are ready to be harvested, farmers carefully dig them out of the ground and shake off any excess soil. The peanuts are then dried to reduce moisture and prevent spoilage. From there, they are either shelled by hand or by machine, removing the outer shell to reveal the nut inside.
The Purpose of Roasting Peanuts
After the peanuts are shelled, they are often roasted to enhance their flavor and texture. Roasting also helps to remove any remaining moisture and improve shelf life. Our peanuts are roasted using small kitchen recipes handed down from generation to generation, ensuring that they maintain their delicious flavor and aroma. This makes for a variety of flavored peanut selections.
Turning Peanuts into Snacks
After our peanuts are roasted to perfection, they are ready to transform into the classic snacks we all adore. With endless possibilities, peanuts can be enjoyed in many forms, from savory roasted and salted to creamy peanut butter. At Virginia Peanut Company, we take great pride in crafting the finest quality snacks made from our Virginia-grown peanuts. From our classic roasted nuts to our mouth-watering peanut butter and everything in between, we are dedicated to creating snacks that are not only scrumptious but also packed with essential nutrients to keep you energized throughout the day.
Try our Virginia Peanuts today and experience the difference for yourself. With free economy shipping on every order, every day within the continental US, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the delicious taste of our Virginia peanuts while supporting sustainable farming practices. Shop our wholesale peanuts and individual peanut packs today!