Peanut

Abundant protein source providing minimally processed high protein flour
protein nutrition
allergenicity
flavor
functionality
crop supply
= excellent = good = fair = low = poor

Dry composition

sourcing

  • Grown in China, India, USA, W. Africa
  • Byproduct of oil extraction
  • Solvent extracts used as feed
  • Pressed partially defatted flour is a low intensity product w/ 50% protein

nutrition

  • PDCAAS 0.52
  • Limiting AA: Threonine
  • Source of vitamins B & E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber
  • Aflatoxin risk from Aspergillus flavus mold
  • Allergenicity: Major (0.6% of U.S.)

properties

  • Fat binding
  • Foaming
  • Emulsification
  • Gelling
  • Extrusion texturization (poss.)

applications

  • Whole, roasted & peanut butter
  • Extruded crisps
  • Baked goods, incl gluten-free
  • Traditional sauces e.g., mole negro
  • Protein supplement for famine relief