Peanut and Peanut Butter Recipes



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National Agricultural Library




When every food penny has to count, it pays to explore new ways of using such plentiful foods as peanuts and peanut butter in low-cost, nourishing dishes.

Peanuts belong to the pea-and-bean family: the legumes — they aren't really nuts at all. But like nuts, they're always popular in salads and sandwiches, cookies, and desserts — as well as just plain salted. And like peas and beans, peanuts are good in main dishes, in soups, and in combination with other vegetables.

High in Food Value

Peanuts and peanut butter are well worth a place in everyday menus because of their high food value. The idea of using them often in family meals is nutritionally sound--

Peanuts are important for their B vitamins. They are exceptionally high in niacin.

Among the vegetable foods, peanuts rate high in the quantity and quality of protein they furnish. Thus they may be used as an alternate for meat, eggs, and cheese.

The high fat content of peanuts makes them a good source of food energy.


Peanut and Peanut Butter Recipes