Inshell Peanuts (Monkey nuts)

In shell peanuts

Inshell peanuts, often referred to as Monkey nuts, are peanuts that are still in their protective outer shell.

Monkey nuts still in their shell represent a raw form of peanuts, which can provide an excellent source of protein and a number of nutrients, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.

Peanuts grow all over the world, and it is producers from China, the USA and Africa that lead the way in the supply of monkey nuts. Other peanut producing countries tend to favour blanched and nibbed peanuts.

For almost a decade, Uren has sourced and supplied the highest quality peanuts globally. We offer a range of packaging options to our customers, get in touch with our team for further information or to get a quote.

How are in shell peanuts produced?

Whereas other peanut products tend to go through various processing such as blanching, inshell peanuts do not. They are simply pulled from the ground and left to dry on the field for two to three weeks, they are then collected, and stored in dry storage.

After this, they are taken to a cleaning facility which will ensure the shells do not have any soil left on them. They can then be packed for shipment or shelled and further processed.

If you were to crack open the crisp dry shell you can find 2 or 3 kernels inside, with their red skins still attached.

Inshell peanut applications

This is a great quality snack for eating on the go, consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet and helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Once opened, the nuts should be stored in an airtight container.

There are also some great uses for the shells once the kernels have been eaten.

What can peanut shells be used for?

Peanut shells have many varied uses and some of the applications include:

  • Compost and Mulch. Peanuts in general are a great crop to rotate the field with, as they introduce nutrients back into the soil.
  • Cat Litter.
  • Kindling - peanut shells can be dried and used to start a fire. They can be compressed into a block/log and burnt in the fire.
  • Packing Material – as actual packing peanuts - peanuts are used when sending items to protect them during the journey.

Products we can offer:

  • Raw Inshell Peanuts
  • Roasted Inshell Peanuts

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)

As Uren keep UK stockholding, the minimum order quantity can be as little as one pallet (1,250kg). Other products which may not be in UK stock will require a full container volume of 25 metric tonnes.


Uren stock a variety of sizes and packaging types for immediate delivery throughout the UK.

Our standard packaging for monkey nuts is 15kg bags, get in touch for more information on packaging options.

Shelf life

2 years from manufacture production date.

Learn more

If you are looking for more information about blanched peanuts or any other nuts that we supply, get in touch with our team.