Australian Grown and Processed PEANUTS

Australia's annual peanut production continued to rise from the 1940s through to the 1980s as the nation developed a taste for this wonderful nut and all its derivative products.

The harvest reached 21,000 tonnes in 1960 and almost 47,000 tonnes by 1970. And it even went right up to a staggering 61,464 tonnes in 1979 after an exceptionally go...

Australia's annual peanut production continued to rise from the 1940s through to the 1980s as the nation developed a taste for this wonderful nut and all its derivative products.

The harvest reached 21,000 tonnes in 1960 and almost 47,000 tonnes by 1970. And it even went right up to a staggering 61,464 tonnes in 1979 after an exceptionally good planting season - a national record that still remains unbroken.

These days, though, Australia tends to produce a steady supply of approximately 40,000 to 45,000 tonnes of peanuts every year (the total harvest varies slightly depending on seasonal conditions). Nearly all of this crop is consumed domestically.

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