Nutty About Nuts

Have you ever wondered how peanuts grow? Find out, here! As well as other interesting facts about this delicious and nutritious snack.

Why do nuts make good snacks?

Each ounce of nuts contains between 160 and 200 calories per ounce. Honey-roasted nuts are similar in calories to regular dry-roasted or oil-roasted nuts. For example, honey-roasted almonds have about 166 calories, 5.1 grams of protein, 14 grams of fat and 7.8 grams of carbohydrates, including 3.8 grams of fibre, or 15 percent of the daily value. Although nuts are high in fat, the fat in nuts is mainly heart-healthy unsaturated fat. An ounce of honey-roasted almonds has just 1.3 grams of saturated fat.

How are peanuts grown?

Many people are surprised to learn that peanuts do not grow on trees like pecans or walnuts. Peanuts are legumes, not nuts. The peanut plant is unusual because it flowers above ground but the peanut grows below ground. Planted in the early spring, the peanut grows best in calcium rich sandy soil.

How are coated nuts made?

Raw shelled peanuts are cleaned and screened. They are coated in syrup and flavoured flour coating and dry roasted. Once cool they are immediately packed for freshness.

Where in the world are coated-nuts most popular?

Coated peanuts are enjoyed all around the world and are available in many exotic and interesting flavours.

What are wasabi peas?

Wasabi peanuts consist of crunchy whole peanuts tossed in a wasabi-flavored coating. The coating gives wasabi peanuts a great green color. Wasabi is a Japanese root similar to horseradish with a smooth, pungent taste.

How should I store my snacks to keep them fresh?

Store in a cool dry place. Once opened store in an airtight container and consume within 7 days.

What snack should people be munching on this year?

Koh-Kae has become a must have snack that is enjoyed for its addictive crunchiness and great flavours. So start popping the lid for a great time! 

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