FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER $50
FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER $50

Our peanuts are grown in the Burnett Region, Kingaroy and Bundaberg, Central & Northern QLD, NT and a number of other smaller growing communities.

Did you know peanuts are not really a true nut; they belong to the legume family. Peanuts are 26% protein, which is higher than eggs and dairy products! They are also high in fibre, naturally cholesterol free, very low in saturated fat, rich in Vitamin E and a good source of Vitamin B6.

 

The Peanut Lifecycle
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1. Growers generally plant seeds from October to early January and the crop usually takes 18-24 weeks planting to digging.
 
2. The peanuts grow quickly into little bushes and soon small yellow flowers form. Small stems grow into the soil, called pegs which produce a peanut underground.
 
3. Harvesting commences during the dry months and requires growers to closely watch their crops to ensure this is done at the optimal time otherwise they risk a poor quality crop or a significant loss of yield.
 
4. The 1st stage of harvesting involves cutting the taproot of the bush with a mechanical digger. The bush and pods are lifted by the digger, shaken to remove excess soil, turned upside down and left to dry.
 
5. The 2nd stage of harvesting involves threshing. When the peanut plants have dried, the peanut pods are shaken off the inverted dried bushes with a thresher.
 
6. The maintain quality the peanuts are then dried and cured by lowering the moisture level. They are then shelled by a rotating drum which gently cracks the peanut shells.
 
7. The peanuts are then blanched by going through large drying ovens then along parallel rotating abrasive rollers which strip away the skin.
 
8. After blanching the peanuts are laser sorted to remove any discoloured kernels or foreign material.

Imagery and information from The Peanut Company of Australia.

For more information please visit:

 

www.pca.com.au