Valley Food Storage Dehydrated Peanut Powder.

For those wishing to stockpile foods for long-term storage, there are a number of options. There are many companies that specialize in dehydrated foods, and the best advice you can get is to decide what you are going to need, and sample a variety from different companies. And there are a large choice of food types and menus.

Valley Food Storage is one of the major players in the industry. I tested their white bean and lime chili and found it really good. So when I was given another choice of item to test, I decided on the peanut powder. My main interest is in lightweight and easily stored items that would be functional and nutritional either bugging in or out. Peanut butter is a popular staple with survivalists for a number of reasons which I described here where I wrote about the real deal.

Peanut powder is made by compressing peanuts to remove the oil and fats, and then grinding them into powder. This provides a lightweight substitute for the much heavier actual peanut butter. So how does it stack up against the real thing on the two issues I see as most important: Nutrition and taste.

Nutrition

The table below is the label off the Valley Food Storage package. One serving consists of two tablespoons. One serving will contain 7g of protein, 70 calories, and 4g of total fat.

This is the label off of a regular jar of Jif creamy peanut butter. It also has 7 g of protein, but has 180 calories, and 16 grams of total fat

The peanut powder has and equal amount of protein, but a lot fewer calories, fat and sodium. But you are also talking a lot less weight for the amount of protein.

Taste Test

Easy to mix, it is 1 for 1 water and powder. I mixed two tablespoons of powder with two tablespoons of water. It mixed easily and rapidly. It wasn’t as thick as regular peanut butter. It tasted good, but needs a bit of sugar for my taste. Easily done in the field with small sugar packets.  It is advertised as good to mix in things like yogurt or cereal, or juice. OK in a bug in situation, but maybe not so practical on the move.  It would make a lightweight protein additive for such things as crackers, etc. It would also lighten up the blandness of survival food.

Conclusion

Lightweight and tasty protein supplement for a survival situation, but it has the same water dependent drawback that all dehydrated food stuffs have. I have placed one bag in my food stash and will let the wife enjoy the other in her breakfast yogurt.

Available from Valley Food Storage

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7 thoughts on “Valley Food Storage Dehydrated Peanut Powder.

  1. Interesting. Yet not going to make it into my kit.
    Rightly or wrongly I believe in the power of foraging (which some may incorrectly call looting).
    Every shattered place I’ve worked in, be that from disaster to conflict, there has always been something edible. What hasn’t been readily available is little things like salt, sugars, a good ‘non alcoholic’ drink, or stock cubes for flavour.
    Dog, cat, monkey, goat, fish or fowl, whatever meat on offer all tastes like ‘chewy chicken’ until you add flavouring. You and your sugar for taste is an example.
    Then you need staples to add to it.
    Thus I carry rice, my salt & sugar wraps, tea, and stock cubes.
    Rice is heavy and bulky! Sure is, but it’s also versatile and easily cooked.

    The UK is also a survivalists dream.
    There is so much just growing in the undergrowth let alone in the water or food on the foot just wandering around. This tiny island is well over populated too. Thus if I’m one of the lucky ones still standing after whatever, I won’t starve or go thirsty.

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