The peanut, a legume, does not come from the ground ready for human consumption. Peanuts are rated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After they are determined free of disease and harmful particles, they can be rated for the quality of the nut and its commercial value. After being deemed fit for human consumption, peanuts go into the marketplace for sale to consumers. There are four types of peanuts: Valencia, Virginia, Runner and Spanish.
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Whitley's Peanut Factory
Whitley's Peanut Factory sells fresh-quality blanched raw peanuts, jumbo raw Virginia peanuts shelled and blanched raw redskins with skins. They are sold in bulk. The Whitley's website gives fun facts for consumers to ponder, such as a list of the four types of peanut plants. Whitley's is based in Hayes, Virginia, and can be reached at (800) 470- 2244 or http://www.whitleyspeanut.com.>
New Urban Farms
In business for more than 40 years, New Urban Farms sells raw, bulk, blanched, jumbo redskins, Spanish redskins and peanuts in the shell. It sells wholesale to retail outlets New Urban Farms nuts are also sold under the Oh Nuts brand. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York. Reach New Urban Farms at (800) 923-3379 or http://www.newurbanfarms.com. Reach Oh Nuts at (888) 664-6887 or http://www.ohnuts.com.>
Bertie County Peanuts
Bertie County Peanuts has been in business since 1919 and is based in Windsor, North Carolina. Bertie sells raw peanuts shelled and without shell in burlap bags in bulk form. It also offers recipes for peanut brittle. Reach Bertie County Peanuts at (800) 457-0005 or http://www.pnuts.net.>
Virginia Favorites Ltd.
Virginia Favorites sells fresh shelled Virginia peanuts in bulk, free of artificial substances. They are shipped in a burlap sack with a recipe book containing instructions for boiling or roasting peanuts. The company is in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Reach Virginia Favorites at (866) 838-6257 or http://www.vapeanuts.com.>
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