We anticipate the next harvest of jungle peanuts to arrive summer 2015.
Direct from the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador comes one of the most unique products in the world: Wild Jungle Peanuts.
With high-quality protein and rich RAW flavor, these exotic, tiger-striped peanuts are a wild heirloom variety — the grandmother of the domestic peanuts we know today. And unlike most peanuts available, this wild heirloom variety is completely free of aflatoxins. They’re also loaded with vitamin E, polyphenol antioxidants, resveratrol, niacin, oleic acid and protein (including all 8 essential amino acids).
One taste and you'll know these are the original peanut. Their rich aroma, heirloom-quality flavor and smooth, buttery texture are totally unique. Shade-grown by indigenous peoples, their cultivation helps preserve rainforest and culture.
- Delicious, nutritious heirloom peanuts
- Carefully cultivated, harvested and processed for purity (free of aflatoxin!)
- Sustainable shade-grown — preserves precious rainforest and indigenous communities
- RAW Verified — low-temperature processing assured
- Living, sproutable peanuts — ready to soak and dehydrate
- Rich, unique flavor — the ultimate gourmet peanut
Wild peanuts have survived undisturbed in the Amazon for thousands of years. This unique ancient variety is beautifully striped and boasts a rich flavor that beats mass-grown commercial peanuts.
Sustainably cultivated by seven indigenous Ashuar and Shuar communities, these peanuts help to preserve precious forest and ancient indigenous culture.
pristine & pure
Because they're grown in their natural environment instead of on large-scale mono-crop farms, Wild Jungle Peanuts also naturally free of aflatoxin (a fungus that's a known irritant and allergen).
The partially-dried peanuts are flown out of the jungle on small aquatic airplanes and delivered to a pristine, organic certified processing facility in the nearest city, where they are shelled, cleaned and dried under stringent quality controls at VERIFIED RAW temperatures (under 118°).
Finally, we use a low-heat blender to grind the peanuts into a butter, adding a touch of pure organic peanut oil and Himalayan Sea Salt.
The Achuar's territory is far from the pollution of modern civilization and remains one of the richest, most biodiverse areas in the entire Amazon.
Unfortunately, this territory has recently come under threat from huge oil companies. The Achuar have title to roughly two million acres of primary forest, and the oil companies are applying tremendous pressure to obtain the rights and force the Achuar from their native land.
doing our part
The government is especially pleased to see indigenous peoples creating unique agricultural value from their land. ELF’s wild harvested peanuts are a paradigm-shifting economic model that strengthens the value of the Achuar’s forest and creates an income source.
So purchasing Wild Jungle Peanuts helps support the Achuar in standing firm against Big Oil...and helps preserve the planet's precious rainforest.
Every Product has an origin
and an impact
You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.
Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.
These are the origins. You are the source.
Learn how to soak, sprout, and dehydrate organic RAW Wild Jungle Peanuts from Essential Living Foods. Hala Khouri (Off the Mat Into the World) and Kipp Stroden (CEO, Essential Living Foods) discuss healthy eating and socially-conscious business, and how eating …
In the recipe and video below, learn how to sprout and dehydrate organic RAW Wild Jungle Peanuts from Essential Living Foods. Why would you want to sprout your peanuts? Nuts and seeds have enzyme-inhibitors and anti-nutrients that can contribute …