Peanuts are good for 6 months on the shelf, 12 months if kept in the refrigerator, and 2 years if kept frozen. If you see mold, taste bad or smell bad then throw them out.
If they become rancid they will be smelly. This is caused by aerial oxidation of unsaturated fat.
They have a shelf life similar to peanut butter. Note that powdered peanut butter keeps for 10 years making it a good survival food.
Other types of nuts have similar shelf life. Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and cashews last about 6 months in the pantry and a year if kept cold.
Peanuts are legumes which are originated from South Africa. Varieties of products made from peanuts are peanut flour, peanut oil, peanut butter, and peanut protein ingredients. Peanuts are also rich in nutrients such as fat, protein, Vitamin E, and folate that provide medical benefits to the body. They are also known as groundnuts. Peanuts also help treat health problems such as skin problems, weight loss, memory loss, diabetes, hair problems, cancers, etc.
They are one of the most favorite nuts globally and people like eating them during the winter season. You will find families enjoying movies in winter with a whole packet of these nuts. Peanuts are readily available in the world at any season.
Peanuts originate from S. Africa; they are widely cultivated as the demand is very high. Growing peanuts needs a long maturing season. They do well in sandy soil that holds a large amount of compost. Clay soil is not suitable for peanuts because the pegs have hard pushing through the clay soil. Note that these peanuts belong to the pea family. Growing peanuts requires warm weather.
Before you plant these peanuts, it is good to research your soil and the weather condition; this will help you know the best time to produce and yield a high production. Ensures that all the dangers of the frost have gone because frosts can damage the peanut crops. Also, it is good to note that peanuts are grown during the summer season. Here are some tips you need to know when planting peanuts.
Growing peanuts crops needs you to have red skin peanuts. These are the best peanuts to plant, and they always do well. They are readily available in all the grocery stores.
Ensure you apply the best fertilizer and composts to ensure your sandy soil is fertilized. Dug your sandy soil at least 2 to six inches deep to help the crops’ roots penetrate well. Leave a distance of four to six inches between each peanut. Then after planting, wait for at least 15 days to see your peanut crops sprouting.
Peanut crops should not be watered every time. Mainly water them when planting them and when you notice the sandy soil is somehow dry and cracked. To ensure you get top-notch peanuts, all the nutrients provide no other plant or weed to grow on the same site.
Peanuts are harvested in the fall season. Usually, when harvesting your peanuts, the whole peanut plant is uprooted. When you see the foliage of your peanut crops turning yellow, that means your peanuts have matured and are ready for harvesting.
Peanuts contain various nutritional values similar to most of the critical buts that contain fats and protein. Other essential nutrients of peanuts are Vitamin B3, folate, Vitamin B1, manganese, copper, and biotin.
Keep them cold to make them last longer. If they smell and taste ok then you can eat them.