Boiled Peanuts Pounds to Quarts

by Lorrie
(Yuma, Arizona)

Hi, how y'all? I saw an answer for dried jumbo peanuts, but I need to know approximately how many 1 quart portions are in 25 pounds of boiled green Valencias? Thank you so much.

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Mar 20, 2017
Pounds to Quarts
by: Bret

There is no general rule for converting pounds of peanuts to volume of peanuts. What do you mean by "25 pounds of boiled green Valencias?" Are they 25 pounds of peanuts before, or after boiling?

Mar 20, 2017
Clarification
by: Lorrie

Guess I should clarify my question. I'm out West in Yuma, AZ and green peanuts are impossible to find, but I found a farm in New Mexico where I can get a steady supply of raw Valencias in both 25# and 50# bags. At first I thought they were green but believe they're just raw, personally disappointing but will do for business purposes. So, in order to determine if this will be a profitable venture, I'd like to get a rough estimate of my food costs but, at $76/25# bag an actual experiment is a bit costly right now. I'd like to know approximately how many 1qt (styro cup) boiled portions I can get out of this 25# bag of raw unboiled Valencia peanuts. Hope that helps! Thanks

Mar 27, 2017
Quarts of Boiled Peanuts per Pound of Raw Dried Valencias
by: Bret

Thanks for the clarification.

The last time I measured I found that one pound of dried Valencia peanuts was about 2 quarts. The number of quarts of peanuts in a pound of dried raw Valencias will vary with their density. Also, there may be empty shells, shell parts, loose peanuts, and rotten peanuts which you will discard.

Factor in your shipping charges, also. For further reading see boiled peanut calculations.

80% of USA Valencia peanuts are grown around Portales, New Mexico. Hampton Farms sells raw dried Valencia peanuts in 25 pound, and 50 pound bags.

There are a couple of ways to know whether you are buying raw green peanuts, or raw dried peanuts. If the raw peanuts are available year round, they are dried. If the seller doesn't require shipment by overnight, or 2 day air, they are dried peanuts.

Raw green peanuts cost more in shipping charges than the price of the peanuts themselves. The last time I ordered raw green peanuts from Georgia, the shipping charges were twice the price of the peanuts themselves. I am in Colorado.



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