Roasted Inshell Peanuts

Roasted Inshell Peanuts (Monkey nuts)

Roasted in-shell peanuts, often referred to as roasted Monkey nuts, are peanuts that have been roasted whilst still in their protective outer shell.

Roasted monkey nuts can provide an excellent source of protein and several nutrients, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.

Although peanuts grow worldwide, China, the USA and African countries lead the way in the supply of roasted monkey nuts. The majority of other peanut-producing countries prefer blanched and nibbed peanuts.

For over a decade, Uren has sourced and supplied the highest quality peanuts across the world. Our team is here to help you with your packaging needs.

We provide a variety of packaging alternatives to our clients, so feel free to get in touch with us for further information or a quotation.

How are roasted in-shell peanuts produced?

Raw unshelled peanuts are taken from the ground, left to dry on the field for two to three weeks, before being collected, and stored in dry storage. Inside the hard, dry shell, you'll find two or three kernels with their red shells intact.

After this, the peanuts are taken to a cleaning facility, where the shells will be cleaned of any soil. They are then either roasted on-site or packed for shipment to be roasted elsewhere.

Peanuts may be roasted in a variety of ways, but hot air roasting is the most popular.

A conveyor belt in a fan oven, such as one in a kitchen, moves slowly to ensure an even roast. Large-scale industrial roasters utilise slow-moving belts to send the peanuts through the ovens at a set pace.

Vertical roasters can also be used where many floors open and drop the peanuts onto the next, while heat rises and roasts them.

Are roasted monkey nuts healthy?

The health benefits of roasted monkey nuts are an area where they excel.

The protein and healthy fats found in peanuts can contribute to a lower overall cholesterol level, which is especially important for those people suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

They also contain a significant amount of nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Magnesium and Zinc.

Do monkey nuts have to be roasted?

No, raw peanuts are perfectly fine to eat, assuming they have been dried properly and are stored in a dry place. If they are not dried properly, they can contain aflatoxin, which is a carcinogen associated with the contamination of moulds.

Roasted Inshell peanut applications

Roasted monkey nuts can be used as a healthy and convenient snack, high in nutrients such as protein, magnesium and vitamin E.

There are also many uses for peanut shells.

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What can peanut shells be used for?

Peanut shells are used for a variety of purposes. Here are some of the applications:

  1. Soil Improver - Peanut shells do a great job at adding organic matter to your soil.

  2. Natural Cat Litter - The shell's texture also makes it perfect for use as a natural litter.

  3. Kindling - peanut shells can also be dried and used as kindling for fires.

  4. Natural Packing Material – as actual packing peanuts - peanuts are used when sending items to protect them during the journey.

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)

The minimum order quantity can be as low as a single pallet (1,250kg) as Uren keep UK stockholding. There are certain products that are not available in the UK that may only be sold in whole container volumes of 25 metric tonnes.


Uren stocks various 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.

The nuts should be stored in an airtight container after being opened.

Shelf life

2 years from manufacture production date.

Learn more

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