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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF PEANUTS AND PEANUT PRODUCTS Project Number: 6645-43440-011-07
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Mar 07, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2012

Objective:
Determine the presence and quantity of various nutritional components in raw and roasted peanuts, peanut butters, and peanut flours.

Approach:
Samples for analysis 1) raw and roasted peanuts with and without seed coats from a composite sample of several varieties from each of the four market types (virginia, runner, spanish and valencia) (4 raw and 4 roasted samples) 2) composite samples from various brands of standard crunchy and creamy peanut butter and composite samples of similar natural peanut butter (4 samples); and 3) composite samples of brands of defatted peanut flour (12% fat) and partially defatted peanut flour (28%) (2 samples). The total number of samples from this composite based sampling plan is 14 which demands a minimum of triplicate analyses to reduce variability to acceptable levels.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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