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Toxic Mold Found in America’s #1 Snack Nut

Toxic Mold Found in America’s #1 Snack Nut

Nov 21st 2013

According to the National Peanut Board, peanuts are the #1 snack nut in the U.S., accounting for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed and an annual $2 billion. What most people don’t know is that when they enjoy America’s favorite snack nut, they’re likely ingesting mold and a toxic substance known as aflatoxins.

Aflatoxins are "naturally occurring fungal metabolites that have been identified as risk factors for developing liver cancer," meaning that they are carcinogenic compounds produced by the molds found in foods.1 These molds are caused by environmental factors such as growing, processing and/or storage conditions. Aflatoxins are most commonly found in corn, cottonseed, and yes, peanuts. These toxic substances are the likely reason behind rampant negative reactions to peanuts.

Wild Jungle PeanutsWild Jungle Peanuts – Free of Mold & AflatoxinsOur raw, organic wild jungle peanuts are naturally free of mold and aflatoxins. This is because these unique heirloom peanuts grow wild within the Amazonian rainforests, far away from civilization, where they have been a staple food of the Shuar people for hundreds of years. 

What’s Really Behind Adverse Reactions to Peanuts?
Peanut allergies certainly apply to some people, but this may only be part of the story…

“My son has asthma and can't eat regular peanuts because the high mold content; however jungle peanuts do not present a problem.” – N. S.
Our wild jungle peanuts are unlike standard grocery store peanuts that have been hybridized to contain higher amounts of fat and sugar. They’re also more appealing to your eyes and your palate; with a rich golden color and dark brown stripes, these beautiful heirloom peanuts have a delicate flavor that’s smooth, earthy and aromatic. 
“OK, here is the real deal when it comes to peanuts, the way nature intended. These are "real" peanuts with "real" taste. Plus they’re super healthy and rich in nutrients!” – Alan


What Wild Jungle Peanuts Can Do For You

Besides being free of mold and aflatoxins, our wild jungle peanuts are loaded with health benefits…

Brain Health

Peanuts (which are actually legumes, not nuts), are high in the B-vitamin folate.2 Low folate levels have been associated with "poor cognitive function and dementia in the elderly;" if that’s not enough, research has proven that "the relative risks of cognitive impairment and dementia decreased with increasing...folate concentration."3

Heart Health

Our wild jungle peanuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. Research has shown that regular peanut consumption is "associated with reduced CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk .4

Mineral Rich

A ¼ cup serving (28g) contains 13% of your daily RDA of magnesium, 27% manganese, 9% zinc, 6% iron, and 10% phosphorus.

Protein Power

Consisting of 29% protein by weight, our wild jungle peanuts also contain all nine essential amino acids; this makes them an excellent source of complete protein.
“I love these peanuts! they are both tender and crispy, and they’re creamier and sweeter than your typical peanut. They are so much fun to snack on. I have already ordered two more large bags and plan to continue reordering.” – Elizabeth

Simple Delicious ChocolateFun Ways to Enjoy Wild Jungle Peanuts

Our wild jungle peanuts are wonderful and satisfying to eat by themselves. Try coating them with this Simple Delicious Chocolate recipe for chocolaty, nutty bliss! You can also blend them to create your own raw peanut butter, sprinkle over salads for additional flavor and texture, or add them to any trail mix for an extra boost. Delicious!
Avoid mold and aflatoxins! Experience the healthiest and tastiest wild peanuts on the planet!


1 - “Carcinogenic Crops: Analyzing the Effect of Aflatoxin on Global Liver Cancer Rates.” Environmental Health Perspectives Journal, June 2010.
2 - USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
3 - “Low folate status is associated with impaired cognitive function and dementia in the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging.” University of California, Davis, USA, 2005.
4 - “Peanut consumption improves indices of cardiovascular disease risk in healthy adults.” Purdue University, USA, 2003.


Sunfood's "Natural Solutions" does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.