Boiled peanut shells turned black

by Howard
(Gaston, South Carolina)

Why did my raw peanut shells turn black when I boiled them?

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Jan 16, 2014
by: Dan

Did you boil them this time of year or this past summer? Did they turn black as soon as you boiled them? They run out of water? Were they green or dry?
Tell me more?

Jun 09, 2015
by: Ed P.

You either boiled the peanuts in a cast iron pot that needs re-seasoned or too much iron in the water.

Jan 02, 2016
Boiled peanuts turned black when boiling
by: Anonymous

Could someone please explain why the peanuts turned black? How do you re-season a cooking pot?
Could the iodized salt turn the peanuts black?

Feb 06, 2016
Black boiled peanuts
by: Anonymous

Mine turned black and tasted burnt first time because I thought I had raw peanuts. Turns out they were roasted nuts already. Looked raw to me, but they were not. Talk about a bummer. At the time couldn't buy raw or green nuts in KC MO. Now you can.

Sep 12, 2016
Cup of sugar
by: Steve Nottingham

Cup of sugar in 5lbs of boiling peanuts make them awesome, Gotta try it. Add your salt as usual & then the sugar also. Works best with extra large peanuts. The best. I have a local guy who just started selling boiled peanuts in my area. He calls his gourmet peanuts. He adds pineapple,carrots,celery,sugar,chicken broth & other ingredients. They are amazing peanuts. He made lemon pepper last week & they were awesome too.

Feb 17, 2024
purple haze
by: Anonymous

it turns purple due to iron leeching and reacting with the peanuts.

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