Peanuts are one of the popular and most versatile snacks foods in the world today, capable of being consumed raw, ground into a peanut butter spread or sandwiched in a candy bar. In the United States, peanut and peanut butter account for 67% of all nut consumption, tailgated by almonds at 13% and other tree nuts such as cashew nuts and macadamia nuts at 12%.
Peanuts are a highly nutritious protein food that can be easily processed into many food products, chiefly peanut butter, peanut oil, peanut, peanut flour and roasted peanuts. Peanut flour is processed from top grade peanuts that have been cleaned, blanched, roasted and grounded into a fine powder. The process removes almost half of the oil out of peanuts leaving the paste with a strong roasted flavor.
Partially defatted peanut flour is