Our 100% RAW, Wild Jungle Peanut Butter is cold-milled from exotic jungle peanuts harvested in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Loaded with protein and all 8 essential amino acids, this nutrient-dense nut butter is great on crackers and apple slices or even blended into smoothies and baked treats.
Wild RAW Jungle Peanuts
Essential Living Foods' Wild Organic Amazon Rainforest Peanuts are harvested from the jungles of southeastern Ecuador and northern Peru. This wild growing peanut is harvested by indigenous Achuar people as a sustainable rainforest product.
The peanut, while grown in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world, is native to the Western Hemisphere. It probably originated in South America, in the region where Essential Living Foods procures wild peanuts, and spread throughout the new World as Spanish explorers discovered the peanut's versatility. When the Spaniards returned to Europe, peanuts went with them. Later, traders were responsible for spreading peanuts to Asia and Africa. Peanuts, also known as groundnuts, are now grown in 108 countries.
Many of the natural regions where wild peanuts grow are being threatened by modern development pressures, and the wild strains of peanuts are threatened along with the ancient communities that live in these forests. Essential Living Foods's peanuts are harvested by the Achuar people of southern Ecuador, an area with incredible richness in biodiversity.
Essential Living Foods's wild harvested peanuts offer an economic model to strengthen value in the Ashaur's forest and create an income source to empower them. Essential Living Foods plans to work with the Achuar on other products as well. The peanuts come from a remote area, flown out on small planes, and packaged with stringent quality control. They are naturally low in aflatoxins (<2 ppb).
Check out the Source of our Wild Jungle Peanuts!
- Wild Jungle Peanuts contain over 40% oleic acid—an oil essential for heart health and smooth, beautiful skin. This oil content is similar to other nutritionally praised nuts, like almonds.
- Second, our Wild Jungle Peanuts deliver a whopping 26% protein—this is more than virtually any other nut or seed, including flax or hemp.
- Third, Wild Jungle Peanuts boast a wide array of amino acids, including ALL 8 essential ones. This makes them a great source for amino acids like methionine, which is hard to find in other plant foods.
- And finally, they contain arachidonic acid, a beneficial fatty acid usually found only in meat.