Jungle Peanuts

Short Description

Our jungle peanuts are grow throughout the Ecuadorian Amazonian Basin where they thrive in the hot and humid environment. The jungle peanuts are an heirloom variety that grow wild in the Amazon and are maintained solely by the indigenous Achuar community, making availability extremely limited. When you can get your hands on them, they’re high in protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese.

Process

Our jungle peanuts are grow throughout the Amazonian Basin in Ecuador. The hot humid climate is essential to producing the jungle peanuts, where they grow wild and have been maintained by the native people in the area for years. The heirloom variety grows just over a foot tall, sprout green leaflets and yellowish orange flowers. While the top of the plant grows, the peanut pods grow underground and develop into mature peanut pods with a hard shell.

Use

Our jungle peanuts can be used as a healthy replacement for traditional hybridized peanuts, and are a great source of beneficial fats and nutrients, especially due to their heirloom nature.

Source

From wild heirloom peanut plants tended by the Achuar and Shuar communities of the Morona rainforest in Santiago Ecuador.

Morona Rainforest - Santiago, Ecuador

VarietyArachis hypogaea L.
OriginMorona rainforest in Santiago Ecuador

Certifications

Typical nutrition per 100g

calories607
Calories from Fat450
Total Fat50g
Saturated Fat7g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium0mg
Potassium650mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber7g
Total Sugars4g
Protein25g
Vitamin A0IU
Vitamin C0mg
Calcium71mg
Iron4mg