Monday, April 11, 2011


The Peanut Place, in Tolga, offers free peanut tastings.


In the center of Australia's second largest Hi Oleic Peanut growing region, The Peanut Place is a compulsory stop. With free taste testing, you can experience all of their scrumptious flavoured peanuts including Honey and Ginger, Sweet and Salty, Chilli and Lime, spicy Cajun or Curry, or Salt and Vinegar. Sweet tooths are spoilt for choice with butterscotch and caramel or honey flavoured peanuts and peanuts coated in sugar or chocolate, as well as peanuts in shell, raw, boiled and hot nuts. Fresh peanut butter is also available either unsalted or salted and made fresh on the premises without preservatives. If you like it hot you must try their new WASABI flavoured peanut! Only available from The Peanut Place.

 Hi Oleic peanuts have different oil chemistry to regular peanuts, with the oleic acid ratio closely resembling that of olive oil, ie with more monounsaturated fatty acid. This is a naturally bred characteristic, which has been crossbred into existing peanut varieties, and offers increased health benefits as well as longer shelf life.
Research has shown that just eating a handful of peanuts a few times a week can dramatically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. This is due to the fatty acid profile of peanuts (high in monounsaturated fatty acids and low in saturated fatty acids). In Hi Oleic peanuts, this difference is magnified with an even greater ratio of the good oleic acid present.
Like all plant foods, peanuts are cholesterol free and low in sodium. Peanuts can also assist with weight control by promoting satiety the feeling of fullness suppressing hunger

To greatly assist all discerning Australian and International
lovers of peanuts and peanut products we have
included this convenient fully secured facility