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 essential nutrients, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.

Where do monkey nuts come from?

Peanut plants grow worldwide, but producers from China, the USA and Africa lead the way in the supply of monkey nuts. Other peanut-producing countries tend to favour blanched and nibbed peanuts. As peanut plants grow all over the world, the growing season varies, and they are harvested at different times.

For almost a decade, Uren has sourced and supplied the highest quality peanuts globally. We only work with BRC or GFSI-accredited suppliers, with most of these relationships being well-established and cultivated over many years. 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. The peanut plants are simply pulled from the ground and left to dry on the field for two to three weeks, after which they are then collected, and stored in dry storage.

After they are harvested, the nuts 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. Peanuts are susceptible to absorbing strong flavours, so it’s always worth keeping them separate from other foods. Inshell peanuts can also be used for roasting, making peanut butter or ground up into different forms of flour. They are versatile and can be added to many different dishes.

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

Packaging and Delivery

We understand that each customer has different packaging and delivery requirements. That’s why we offer a range of options to cater to your specific needs.

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)

As Uren keeps UK stockholding, the minimum order quantity can be as little as one pallet (1,250kg).


  • 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.

Why Uren?

When it comes to inshell peanuts, Uren is a leading supplier. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality products at competitive prices. Our peanuts are sourced from trusted growers and suppliers, ensuring only the best for our customers.

With over 100 years of experience in the food industry, we have built strong relationships with our partners and continuously strive to provide a reliable and efficient service.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Uren, we are committed to promoting sustainable practices in all aspects of our business. That’s why we work closely with our suppliers to ensure responsible sourcing and ethical production methods. We also aim to minimise our carbon footprint by implementing environmentally friendly processes throughout our supply chain.

Get in touch

Interested in our inshell peanuts? Contact us today for more information or to place an order. Our dedicated team is always happy to help and will work with you to find the best solution for your specific needs.