Do you know that you can make fortunes in peanut butter business? If you are enterprising, there is a huge commercial opportunity for you to make money through peanut butter making business. This trade originated in the early nineteenth century. The consumption of peanuts both for food and as nutritional supplements have spanned some centuries. Due to the high nutritional content and economic opportunities in peanut butter, it is very popular and common in Holland, Australia, UK, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, South East Asian and Golf countries. In fact, these are export targets and destinations for this commodity, if you decide to go into large-scale production.
Health benefits and nutritional values
It is advisable to eat raw peanut butter than processed one due to the high content of essential nutrients. The refined one has some elements of fatty acid that enhances the risk of cardio circulatory diseases. Some of the nutritional contents in peanut butter are healthy fats and oil, dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals, vitamin E, vitamin B3 (niacin), calcium, iron, potassium, etc. The health benefits we derive from peanut butter makes the production necessary.
Peanut butter contains healthy fat and oil
Peanut butter helps to promote good health conditions as it contains some healthy fats and oil. It also has high calorie content especially if it is eaten raw.
It also has about ten percent of dietary fiber that regulates blood sugar levels and cholesterol. Dietary fiber has the capability of inhibiting the hazards of atherosclerosis, colon cancer, and rectal cancer.
There is high content of proteins in peanut butter that aids the growth and development of human body. Moreover, doctors recommend its production as a supplement and substitute for protein nutrition in patients that could not eat meat due to poor dental condition.
Vitamins and mineral salts
If you eat this meal, you are fortifying your body systems with essential micro nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin B3, and other relevant minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and copper.
This micro nutrient reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. It also has a higher amount of antioxidant than you can get in carrots and apples.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 is also known as niacin that enhances the proper secretion of sexual hormones thereby improving good erotic functions and capability. It promotes the quick recovery of damaged DNA cells and protects it from cancerous attacks. Regular consumption of peanuts helps to fight against Alzheimer’s disease because of the presence of niacin.
Peanut butter has a good amount of calcium that prevents muscle seizures and contractions as it also promotes healthy bones.
As a dietary supplement, it helps to lessen the risk of hypertension due to its potassium content. You can also get a good amount of potassium from banana.
This nutrient is needed for the proper functioning of your red blood cells as it boosts the pigmentation of your blood.
Ingredients to make peanut butter
The ingredients you need to make a savory and nutritious peanut butter are:
Unshelled peanuts (one kg)
Butter or vegetable oil or peanut oil; in addition, if you want to enjoy a special flavor or savor in your peanut butter meal you can use diary cream or unsalted butter by Anchor to make it.
Salt (one teaspoon)
Brown sugar or honey (one and half cup), add according to taste.
It should be noted that no preservatives is needed.
The manufacturing process
If you want to produce a neat and high quality peanut butter, you need to set up a groundnut shelling plant. It will help you in shelling the groundnuts.
Here is the manufacturing process of peanut butter.
- De-stoning, cleaning, and shelling
You will begin by selecting good quality pods of groundnuts; pick stones out of them, clean, and then shell in openers.
- Sortingand grading of peanuts
At this stage, the groundnuts are classified according to their sizes (big or small) while ensuring that only the big nuts are selected.
- Roasting and blanching of peanuts
This is the most important stage of the manufacturing process. It is done within fifty minutes to sixty minutes according to the moisture content. You will definitely promote the shell life of this food if the water content is reduced to one percent.
- Milling and grinding
When you want to make a creamy and smooth peanut butter, you should mill and grind the nut by using a heating temperature of about 70 – 80 °C.
- De-aeration during milling
The removal of air that accumulated in the product during the milling process is known as de-aeration.
- Cooling of the butter
At this level, you will allow the butter to cool down.
- Filling and packing
Lastly, after the cooling process you will fill the containers and jars. Then, remove air bubbles by vibrating the containers. Keep the containers at 20°C for about 40 to 45 hours before delivering them to the buyers and consumers.
Plant and machinery
You need to fix an electric peanut butter making machine and a groundnut-shelling machine that has the ability to operate at full-speed producing ten tons at blenching and frying capacity per shift in eight months during a two hundred day working period.
Land and building
The main production area could occupy about one thousand square metersof the landed areaif you have about two thousand square meters. It will also have the production area, storage, packing, utility room, laboratory, and toilet.