Using traditional breeding techniques of hybridization and pedigree selection, University of Florida peanut breeders have made a significant breakthrough by successfully breeding plants with highly valued oil chemistry. UF breeders have developed lines of peanut plants with higher oleic acid concentrations and lower linoleic acid concentrations. Lower linoleic acid concentrations benefit peanut processors by substantially increasing product shelf-life and higher oleic acid concentrations benefit consumers by reducing blood LDL cholesterol levels and increasing product flavor. Enhanced peanut chemistry is comparable to that of olive oil, which is highly valued by health concious customers.
If you are interested in licensing this technology please complete the non-exclusive license agreement.
For more information, please contact Bruce Clary, Assistant Director, UF Office of Technology Licensing, at (352) 392-6393 or email@example.com
- Enhanced Peanut Plant Lines (pdf)
- Enhanced Peanut Oil (pdf)
- Enhanced Peanut and Foodstuffs (pdf)
- License Agreement (pdf)