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Peanut flour is made from crushed, fully or partly defatted peanuts. Peanut flour, depending on the quantity of fat removed, is highly protein-dense, providing up to 31.32g per cup (60g). Culinary professionals use peanut flour as a thickener for soups, a flavor and aromatic enhancer in breads, pastries and main dishes.
Light roast Light roast 12% fat is lightest in roast, aroma and in flavor of all of the peanut flours offered. It is used in applications where the peanut flour is not needed for flavor. Light roast with 28% fat provides a light flavor and aroma to dishes. It is used in culinary dishes where only a subtle flavor is needed.
Dark roast The dark roast peanut flours provide a robust peanut taste and aroma. Both roasts are used when a strong peanut flour is wanted in the culinary dish. The dark roast 12% fat is less in flavor than the 28% fat.
Powdered peanut butter
Peanut flour can be mixed with sugar and salt to create a powdered version of peanut butter. Since peanut flour has had most of its oil removed, peanut butter reconstituted from this powder can be up to 88% less fattening than traditional peanut butter.
Powdered peanut butter can be used in baking, cooking and desserts.
Peanut flour, defatted, is listed as being very nutritional and is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, thiamin, folate, potassium and zinc, and a very good source of protein, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese.
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- Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)