Peanuts showing up on more menus

From salads to desserts, restaurants are putting peanuts to use

When peanuts make the news these days, it usually has something to do with allergies. But even as restaurateurs increasingly attempt to accommodate customers’ special dietary needs, this crunchy legume continues to grow in popularity.

Peanuts are showing up across all foodservice sectors. The National Peanut Board cites Technomic’s MenuMonitor showing that the listing of peanuts on menus jumped 44.6 percent between 2006 and 2010.

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