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First peanut genome sequenced

The International Peanut Genome Initiative—a group of multinational crop geneticists who have been working in tandem for the last several years—has successfully sequenced the peanut’s genome. Click here for more details.

Study points to health benefits of peanuts

A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that different flavors of peanuts – salted, spicy, honey-roasted, or unsalted – result in positive health benefits. The study, “A Randomized Trial on the Effects of Flavorings on the Health Benefits of Daily Peanut Consumption,” was conducted at Purdue University and included over 150 men and women who incorporated peanuts into their daily diet for 12 weeks. Click here for the details.

N.C. company hopes to buy peanut plant

A North Carolina company is hoping to buy an eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant that went bankrupt after a salmonella outbreak shuttered its operations and prompted a nationwide recall. Click here for more details.

Exposure to peanuts builds immunity in allergic children

With the caveat that this should not be tried at home, researchers conducting a study in children with peanut allergies found that the participants could build up a tolerance by consuming increasingly larger amounts of peanut protein on a regular basis. Click here for more information.