IEH Academy

Peanut 101 : Introduction​​​​ Training

Course details

Self-Paced eLearning


20 Mins

Dr. Foy Mills, Jr. & David DeShazo

If you grow, process or use peanuts as ingredients in products destined for domestic or international consumer markets, questions about ingredient uniformity, ingredient safety and ingredient performance may have come to mind as you work with the seed of this very interesting plant. This eLearning series, Peanut 101, is designed to help answer your questions and to address points you may have never considered about the humble peanut.


  • Identify the role JLA International plays in the United States and international peanut industry
  • Recall a brief history of the domesticated peanut’s journey to the U.S.
  • Compare peanut production’s relationship to the major and minor row crops produced in the U.S.
  • Describe peanut consumption trends in the U.S. market
  • Restate seven key characteristics of peanuts as a food ingredient important to the marketplace

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Dr. Foy Mills, Jr.

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Foy Mills, Jr.

David DeShazo