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Jun 9, 2011 06:31 PM

Green peanuts

Where can I find them?

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  1. In tall baskets among the produce aisles at Uwajimaya. OK, brown, but green...

    600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

    1. Saar's market at the corner of Rainier and Henderson has them. I suppose you mean unroasted unhulled peanuts. Green peanuts are unavailable, since the plant drives the seed pod underground before ripening, and green peanut pods are tiny.

      They're a Southern Food, so if you live farther north you'd want to drive only to the Central District, since Seattle's highest population of Southerners is in its African American population.

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      1. re: PeteSeattle

        Boiled peanuts are also popular in Hawai'i (and China, I've heard?), which is probably why Uwajimaya carries raw peanuts (for home preparation.)

        600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

        1. re: terrier

          Uwajimaya is where I go when the bell rings for bowled peanuts...

          600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

        2. re: PeteSeattle

          I've been hunting for raw peanuts, can't wait to get some to make so good ol boiled peanuts!! I'm from South Mississippi and I truly miss them! Now to get some crawfish tails and boudin and I will be all set!!

          1. re: PeteSeattle

            Don't suppose or assume. If you don't know the answer, don't reply. Green peanuts ARE AVAILABLE. It means they're freshly harvested. It doesn't refer to the color. If you can't find them in stores, and don't mind paying outrageous shipping fees, you can order them online.


            From their website:

            The level of moisture inside the peanut is the basic difference between green & raw peanuts. Green peanuts have a higher water content so they must be refrigerated upon harvesting to maintain their freshness. Raw peanuts are air dried to lower the water content – this makes raw peanuts less perishable.

            Race has nothing to do with peanuts, or being from the south. Not sure why you would mention anything about skin color when people asked where to get green peanuts.

              1. re: Teknotic

                Right after I posted this, they got them in at HT oaktree. Those guys are amazing

              2. Alverez Farms at the farmers markets is about to start harvesting peanuts. I heard them telling someone else that they could bring them unroasted nuts if they made prior arrangements.

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                1. re: Charles

                  Oh wow! Fresh unroasted peanuts would be so awesome! I will check it out, thank you Charles!