Peanuts in figures


A peanut plant can produce up to 1000 flowers, but only 20% of them will produce a ripe fruit.

Culture, croissance cacahuète
Carte de la Chine et de l'Inde, producteurs de cacahuètes

Percentage of world peanut production by China and India, the two main producers.


Percentage of Americans who are estimated to be allergic to peanuts.

Allergies à la cacahuète
Création du beurre de cacahuètes en 1884

Birth of peanut butter, patented by a Canadian pharmacist, Marcellus Gilmore Edson.


Peanut consumption in millions of tons in China in 2016, or 12.11 kg per capita.

Dessin d'une cacahuète
Marché mondial de la cacahuète

Value of world peanut industry in 2019, in billions of dollars.


Number of Kcal per 100 grams of peanuts, or 28% of the recommended daily intake for an adult.

Bol de 100g de cacahuètes
Cacahuète mesure lipides

In grams, the fat content per 100 grams of grilled, salted peanuts as an aperitif.


Protein content of peanut butter, in percentage: it is one of the most protein-rich products of plant origin.

Bol de beurre de cacahuètes

This is nuts!

Although not a nut per se, peanuts are classed as such it accounts for 91% of total nut production in 2018, far ahead of almonds.

China, India, Nigeria and the United States are the main producers, and also the main consumers. In Europe, its attractiveness is growing, thanks in particular to its nutritional properties when consumed in reasonable quantities as part of a healthy and balanced diet. However most of the peanuts imported in Europe come from Argentina.

Illustration cacahuètes et beurre de cacahuètes

It’s a party!

The peanut may be small in size but it is a big deal. A world day is even dedicated to it every year. Indeed, the 13th September is World Peanut Day, named National Peanut Day in the United States, where it is widely consumed, in many recipes. But did you know that even peanut butter has its National Day? It’s the 24th January! Beyond enjoying a generous peanut butter sandwich, Americans who are passionate about this particular flavour are trying new recipes combining peanut butter and many other foods, with varying degrees of success.

Peanut National Day
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