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Posted on: Tue, 09/17/2002 - 11:13am
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

Hi. I live in NC and we haven't had any reactions due to our proximity to peanuts. They are prevalent here. It seems every party that you go to there is a bowl of peanuts around somewhere. Boiled peanuts are not readily available here in the Capitol area. If you were to go out in the country a bit more you would see more at roadside stands. To tell you the truth, I have been here for over 7 years and I wouldn't know a boiled peanut if I saw one. I hear they look kind of greenish. Good luck to you!

Posted on: Tue, 09/17/2002 - 11:38am
LilMansMom's picture
Joined: 03/14/2002 - 09:00

This site tells how they are cooked and how they are eaten. Funny enough, I can't find a picture.
Hope this helps.
Little Man's Momma
a*k*a Kendra

Posted on: Tue, 09/17/2002 - 11:39am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

They put out alot of odor in my opinion, they cook them usually in what we call fish fryers here, might have some other name if your not familiar, and they have LOTS of steam...I would not have my son anywhere NEAR where they cook them, and they are usually extremely juicy, you can't eat them w/o a major mess, you crack them open w/you teeth and then eat the pnuts (usually 2 in each shell) out of the shell, then toss the shell, and unfortunately, alot of people literally toss the shell wherever they are standing/sitting...Very messy, and no way someone could eat them and not get pnut juice or parts all over....We love them but haven't had any in 3+ yrs. I couldn't imagine anyone that hasn't seen a boiled pnut before, but I've never been out of the south, so I just didn't realize they aren't everywhere.

Posted on: Tue, 09/17/2002 - 1:53pm
kf4c's picture
Joined: 08/31/2002 - 09:00

Well, I have lived in AL all my life and I can't give you a lot of info on this in comparison to other areas :-) ... and this PA being still so new to me with DD, I'm really just NOW beginning to 'notice' the nuts everywhere around.....and there are lots of them-altho I don't think they are really 'out of hand', so to speak. Yes, they are at the local fair; and they are also at all the ballgames (like high school football, etc); but the boiled peanuts are mostly found at roadside type stands and fairs, games,type places. I haven't seen them YET at WalMart or other day-to-day places.
Having said that, I wouldn't worry about moving south JUST because of the abundance of the peanuts! :-) I am finding every day that more and more folks are getting VERY aware of this awful situation we are in; everyone has a LONG way to go yet BUT the schools for example are trying to deal with it now and I'm really hoping by the time DD is school age, it'll be a NON-issue! (keep fingers crossed)
I think you'll like it down here; the folks are friendly, the life style is simpler.
As for boiled peanuts--I LOVE THEM! (will never eat another one tho, now..) ..they are boiled green in a brine water full of salt; and they are yummy. You can even buy them in cans here! But YES, they are very messy and anyone that's eating them will toss the shells where they stand------but luckily, you'll only find them at big public outings, bars, etc type settings.
I read 'somewhere' in my recent internet prowling (maybe here?) that the reason chinese people don't have PA is because they BOIL their peanuts at high temps instead of parching them like the USA does.....theory is that it kills the proteins that cause the allergic reaction? I dunno and obviously won't TRUST THAT THEORY with DD...but it was interesting to me ? ..
If you do decide to locate to this area, let me know--I'd love to help you with any info I can! :-)

Posted on: Tue, 09/17/2002 - 2:01pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

That is interesting about the Chinese thing, my brother is manages a chinese rest. and very good friends w/the owners (which are naturally Chinese), I'll ask him to ask them and let you know if it's true or not.

Posted on: Tue, 09/17/2002 - 4:31pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Thank you! That was very helpful and interesting. I had no idea they were boiled in the shell - I was picturing something totally different.
I had never even thought about peanut allergies in regards to our possible move until my son got upset about it. You've all been very reassuring, but it does sound like it must be harder to avoid peanuts. We rarely see actual peanuts here, maybe a dish of nuts at a holiday party or in trail mix-we mostly just deal with peanut butter etc.
Thanks again for the info. It's nice to know people find it pretty easy to work around - that will help as we make our decisions.

Posted on: Wed, 09/18/2002 - 7:20am
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

I live in Washington state, too, and had never even HEARD of boiled peanuts (much less seen them) until I started reading posts here. I must say I'm glad they don't sell them around here.

Posted on: Wed, 09/18/2002 - 11:50am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I have never heard of boiled peanuts here in Canada either.
We are lucky in Canada that peanuts are not as common as they are in the southern USA.


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