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Estimated Impact of Various Consumer and Policy Factors on Peanut Product Consumption¹

Authors: D. H. Carley , S. M. Fletcher , P. Zhang

  • Estimated Impact of Various Consumer and Policy Factors on Peanut Product Consumption¹

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    Estimated Impact of Various Consumer and Policy Factors on Peanut Product Consumption¹

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Abstract

After reaching 585,000 mt of shelled peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) used in peanut butter and snack peanuts in 1989, use has decreased. In a national survey consumers agreed strongly that peanuts were good tasting, a good source of protein, and could be part of a balanced diet. Less than one-half agreed that peanuts are a healthy snack and are low in saturated fat. When thinking of snack foods, peanuts were placed low on the list of preferences.

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Keywords: Peanut price, farm value, peanut policy, consumers, peanut products

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Carley, D. & Fletcher, S. & Zhang, P., (1994) “Estimated Impact of Various Consumer and Policy Factors on Peanut Product Consumption¹”, Peanut Science 21(1), p.34-39. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-21-1-9

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01 Jan 1994
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Author Notes

1The research reported in this paper was partly supported by a grant from the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for peanuts. Support was provided also by State and Hatch funds allocated to the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station.